Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Borderlands, Eyes, Retinal images, Colors, Drawing, Paints, Womens suffrage movements, Family papers, Brothers, Abstract art

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Leonardo

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

47

Last Page

54

Abstract

During an uninterrupted period from about 1910 through 1913, Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969), an American artist and women's suffragist, worked closely with her brother, Adelbert Ames 11 (1880-1955), a lawyer, artist and optical physiologist, in a study of color, perspective and other aspects of pictorial art in the hope of using scientific findings to enhance the realism of their paintings. They made significant progress, but their close relationship ended in 1922 as a result of a disagreement about their joint authorship of a published paper.

Department

Department of Art

Comments

First published in Leonardo, v.31 n. 1 (1998), pp. 47-54, published by the MIT Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2307/1576548.

Original Publication Date

1998

DOI of published version

10.2307/1576548

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

1998

Copyright

©1998 The MIT Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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