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To understand why a drawing does or does not appeal, we must recognize a certain ability that is developed in every normal individual from early childhood through adult life.
The term “intelligent perception” I think comes as close as any to describe this faculty. It is vision coordinated with the brain. It is a sense of rightness developed by contact.
At some time or other, our brains accept certain effects or appearances as truth and abide by these decisions.
We learn to distinguish one appearance from another, in size or proportion, in color, and in texture.
All the senses combine to give us intelligent perception. We have a sense of space or depth, even if we know nothing of the science of perspective.
We are quickly aware of distortion or deformity since the appearance does not coincide with what experience has taught us is normal or truthful.
The form is registered in the mind, even if we know nothing of anatomy and proportion, so that we recognize a face immediately, though we could not even give a good verbal description of it.
Our sense of proportion tells us that this is a child and that a midget, or this a puppy and that a small dog. Intelligent perception includes a feeling for bulk and contour.
We know a swan from a goose or a goose from a duck. This trait is as well developed in those who look at art as it is in artists. We all as individuals have subconsciously accepted certain effects of light.
We know when appearances are consistent with daylight, artificial light, twilight, or bright sunlight. Such perception is part of nature.
The minute the spectator sees a change of proportion, distortion, change of form, color, or texture, he realizes that something is wrong. The cleverest imitation will not fool him.
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