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Shadows of RealityThe Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought$
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Tony Robbin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110395

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110395.001.0001

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The Fourth Dimension in Painting

The Fourth Dimension in Painting

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Shadows of Reality

Tony Robbin

Yale University Press

This chapter takes a look at the presence of the fourth dimension within paintings. Picasso is noted to be the first painter to use the fourth dimension (specifically the projection model) in his artworks. He believed that the main essence of items can be found in the underlying structures. This chapter demonstrates how the projection method of modeling four-dimensional space is able to contain at least two three-dimensional spaces simultaneously. Sections on cubism and Picasso's use of technical drawings of four-dimensional geometry to show a reality that they knew that existed but cannot see are included.

Keywords:   paintings, Picasso, projection model, four-dimensional space, three-dimensional spaces, cubism, technical drawings

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