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Snark Search

"We have neglected the gift of comprehending things through our senses. Concept is divorced from percept, and thought moves among abstractions. Our eyes have been reduced to instruments with which to identify and to measure; hence we suffer a paucity of ideas that can be expressed in images and in an incapacity to discover meaning in what we see. Naturally we feel lost in the presence of objects that make sense only to undeluted vision, and we seek refuge in the more familiar medium of words. ... The inborn capacity to understand through the eyes has been put to sleep and must be reawakened." (Rudolf Arnheim: Art and Visual Perception, 1974, p. 1)

 

 

 

[top]: Illustration (1876) by Henry Holiday to The Barrister's Dream in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark.

 

[bottom]: Segment from an the etching (1566-1568) The Image Breakers by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder.

 

What can you see? Are the color frames right? Do you have better ideas?

 

Remark: High pixel resolution does not allways help if you want to compare larger structures. In holiday.snrk.de/SnarkSearch.cgi you can compare sharp and low pass filtered pictures.

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Taken on April 2, 2010