Reliable Top-Left Light Convention Starts With Early Renaissance: An Extensive Approach Comprising 10k Artworks

Faculty/Professorship: General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Carbon, Claus-Christian  ; Pastukhov, Alexander  
Title of the Journal: Frontiers in psychology
ISSN: 1664-1078
Publisher Information: Lausanne : Frontiers Research Foundation
Year of publication: 2018
Volume: 9
Issue: 454
Pages: 1-7
Year of first publication: 2018
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00454
This study demonstrates a robust preference for painting light from the top left for Western art history, starting from Early Renaissance until 1900.
GND Keywords: Westliche Welt; Gemälde; Lichtquelle; Geschichte
Keywords: empirical aesthetics, light source, renaissance, artworks, art history, laterality, art and science
RVK Classification: LH 61342   
Type: Article
Release Date: 27. May 2022