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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Da Vinci's Sketches: The Study of Optics in Art

This lesson will explore the study of optics, the principle of linear perspective, and the device known as the "camera obscura" as seen in drawings from Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, and other relevant examples. This lesson demonstrates how art and science have historically intersected in the study of sight itself.

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