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'trans-parent' (Rogier van der Weyden: 'Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin') © 1996 Angelika Boeck, photograph: Wilfried Petzi

trans-parent (Rogier van der Weyden)

For the trans-parent series, I used technology to record the eye movements that occurred within a minute of looking at Renaissance paintings - this one, based on the painting 'Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin' (between 1435 and 1440) by the Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden.

Details
Photo reproduction, glass sandblasted, iron holder 100 x 80 x 8 cm

Wherever the gaze hit an image, the lines of sight and points are marked on a frosted glass plate as a transparent trace that reflects the eye movements. The sand-blasted glass plates were mounted over the respective paintings so that the structure of the lines of sight overlaps the painting structure.

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