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Q: Whitehall
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0483  Wednesday, 20 May 1998.

From:           Robert Appelbaum <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 May 1998 16:58:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Query

It's been several years since I've had a chance to visit London and I'm
trying to remember something about the Banquet House at Whitehall,
whether the central painting on the ceiling, "The Apotheosis of James
I," is actually concave or whether it only gives the illusion of
concavity.  The reproductions available to me don't help.  A book on
Whitehall is ambiguous, but hints that Rubens was among the first
painters to use the cupola of a building as a visually concave space,
whose concavity was amplified by the foreshortening of the figures
painted on (in) it.  Can anyone please help me out on this?

Thanks in advance,
Robert Appelbaum

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