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Implicit Movement in Japanese Drawings

New Scientist gives an interesting take on how movement is conveyed in 18th-century Japanese woodcut prints and drawings. Kyoto University’s Naoyuki Osaka observed that artists like Hokusai create “implicit movement” by drawing his figures precarious positions, instead of the motion lines and blur commonly employed today in comics or photography. The drawings then “move” when the action is completed in the brain, creating an active, moving image.


Read on about brain scans, and view an accompanying slideshowhere.

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