'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.

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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