Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Loopy Reflections

Detail of Sommarnoje by Anders Zorn
In his 1903 book "Light and Water," Montagu Pollock describes reflections that create "a chain of loops or a series of disconnected rings. Such rings are amongst the commonest features of gently moving water in the foreground of a picture. The reflexions of a boom or bowsprit, or of any conspicuous horizontal line, often assume this form."
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Light and Water by Montagu Pollock on Amazon
Digital copy on Archive.org

4 comments:

Jan said...

For people who don't want to spend 100 USD on a physical copy - the book is available in PDF on archive.org.

James Gurney said...

Thanks, Jan. I added the Archive.org link at the end of the post.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the lead to this book... 'much appreciated sir!

Penny Taylor said...

Thank you, James for this wonderful open door to someone I didn't know. My kind of painting. And thank you, Jan, for the digital link. I've already downloaded it to study. Couldn't have done it otherwise... I'm still saving pennies to get William H. Gerdts' book "Once Upon an Island: Stephen Scott Young in the Bahamas"