Transparency (Art & Perception)

I was just sitting in the car waiting outside, illegally parked at a fire hydrant when I took this picture of my kid’s art project. It was sitting flat on the corner of the dashboard (?). What first caught my eye was its reflection on the concave surface of the windshield. The transparency of the reflection caught me completely by surprise, the horizontal and vertical positioning of the image of the same object, and the relation between the background and the foreground, namely the way the red & white brick wall and black iron gate are framed and formed by the colors and shapes.


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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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