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The Artistic and Scientific Collaboration of Blanche Ames Ames and Adelbert Ames II
Leonardo
  • Roy R. Behrens, University of Northern Iowa
Document Type
Article
Keywords
  • Borderlands,
  • Eyes,
  • Retinal images,
  • Colors,
  • Drawing,
  • Paints,
  • Womens suffrage movements,
  • Family papers,
  • Brothers,
  • Abstract art
Disciplines
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
1-1-1998
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
Citation Information
Roy R. Behrens. "The Artistic and Scientific Collaboration of Blanche Ames Ames and Adelbert Ames II" Leonardo Vol. 31 Iss. 1 (1998) p. 47 - 54
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roy-behrens/14/