The wood had been cleared and opened to improve this point of sight
, and the bright sunny landscape beyond was so beautiful that I rested there at least once every day.
In theory, we know that "in using both eyes we introduce more than one point of sight
, which renders the perspective false." (19) Through carefully constructed geometries, Higby sets up combined readings and the eye is tricked, continually readjusting itself to find a still image, while the mind is left searching for new meanings.
The miscalled Pre-Raphaelites of our time, exaggerating the law of fidelity in parts, and losing sight of the broader principle of effect by which particulars are absorbed into large masses, protrude upon the sight with microscopic clearness the near and the distant, delineating the tiniest flower in a wide landscape, of which, in nature, it would form, at their point of sight
, but an uncertain speck of color.