Backgrounds | Body | Boundaries | Defined | different | Ill | Importance | light | Obstruction | Opaque | Outlines | perspective | shadow | Supreme | Tone | Understood


Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a background of a different tone from themselves.


age | beauty | Cannot | Decency | Define | Defined | definitions | Demands | Example | For Example | friendship | Important | Important Things | life | love | measure | Measured | Measurements | Most | Order | Our | Precisely | Provide | Scientific | Seriously | statistics | Taken | things


Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?