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17th-century optics in 20th-century art: artists working in Britain's oldest scientific institution
Author(s): Susan Gamble; Michael M. Wenyon
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Paper Abstract

We were the first-ever 'Artists in Residence' at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, producing a series of holographic artworks based on our artistic 'researches' there during 1987 and 1988. For the purposes of art we appropriated visual fragments from old optical experiments, including some by Sir Isaac Newton, which we recreated in our studio with a laser. We explain how our experience exhibiting in museums and art galleries since 1984 has influenced the way we make and display holograms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1212, Practical Holography IV, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17978
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Susan Gamble, Wenyon & Gamble (United Kingdom)
Michael M. Wenyon, Wenyon & Gamble (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1212:
Practical Holography IV
Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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