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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 4, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1965
  • pp: 1359–1369

Optical Art

Gerald Oster  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 4, Issue 11, pp. 1359-1369 (1965)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.4.001359


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Abstract

The historical origins of optical art are traced. The features of the main techniques used by optical artists are discussed from a theoretical point of view. Such techniques include the juxtaposition of colors, three-dimensional projections, the use of optical components, and the application of the moiré technique. An optical theory of the appearance of edges based on the superposition of the after-image is presented. It is suggested that the highly geometrical figures of phosphenes can provide further inspiration for artists.

© 1965 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 2, 1965
Published: November 1, 1965

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Gerald Oster, "Optical Art," Appl. Opt. 4, 1359-1369 (1965)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-4-11-1359


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