At the National Gallery in London with my sister and nephew.
I always try to make a visit when I pass through the UK.
Today I made a beeline for the Hoogstraten peepshow.
My fascination with realism, perspective, the camera, optical instrumentality and everyday interiors continues.
The peepshow is a box with a painted interior that you view through one of two peepholes to see a remarkable illusion of a room, with a dog.
It involves a quite unrealistic anamorphic distortion that disappears when you look at the room through the peepholes.
You might be in there.
Gwen Lorraine in Stanford Humanites Center has made me a room in a cigar box, a reconstruction of a scene from Hemingway, a scene of crime – to appear in archaeography.