tactile values

tactile values

Those elements in art that convey an illusion of the tangible, so that the viewer’s senses react to temperature, motion, texture, etc.
References in classic literature ?
Over such trivialities as these many a valuable hour may slip away, and the traveller who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto, or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky and the men and women who live under it.
Of course, it contained frescoes by Giotto, in the presence of whose tactile values she was capable of feeling what was proper.
"It is so wonderful what they say about his tactile values. Though I like things like the Della Robbia babies better."
And like painting since Cezanne it is twodimensional, endowing the retinal impression with tactile values.
'Of course it contained frescoes by Giotto, in the presence of whose tactile values she was capable of feeling what was proper.
The most important of these Berenson called 'tactile values'.
They disputed the degree to which subjectivity was at stake while The Florentine Painters (1896) was underway, sending Berenson in pursuit of a theory of universal standards, such as tactile values, material significance, and, famously, "life-enhancement" - the pleasure only art could give.
It is because of such developments, she argues, that Vernon Lee felt palpitations before the Capitoline equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, (which seemed, to the writer, 'to be going unpleasantly fast), or that Bernard Berenson, in The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance, wrote of how 'every time our eyes recognise reality, we are, as a matter of fact, giving tactile values to retinal impressions'.