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Perspective

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Transcript of Perspective

Perspective
Perspective-
creating the illusion of a three dimensional space on a two dimensional surface.
Space
an element of art that refers to the area between, around, above and below objects, it can be described as 2-dimensional or 3 dimensional.

Perspective Techniques
Over Lapping
Leonardo da Vinci
The Renaissance
Man


Examples of Liner Perspective
Drawings
What do you see?

What do
you see?
An old
Woman
or a young
girl.

Or is it
Female?

IS It
Male?

What do you see?

Is it an
old man
or is it a couple
kissing?

Two dimensional:
flat having only two
dimensions Height
and width

Height
Early Medieval Art

St. Matthew

from the
Ebbo Gospels
816-835

The Medieval Ages lasted from
the 6th century to about the
15th century. This is the time
between the Classical and the
Renaissance, also known
as the dark ages.

Medieval Ages

Work of the Medieval ages
was sacred and symbolic,
the figures simplified
and stylized.
The background is flat
and the setting stagelike.

Pietro Cavallini,
The Last Judgement
1291

Three Dimensional:
showing height, width and depth.
Height
Depth
When one object covers part of a second object, the first object seems to be closer to the viewer
Albrecht Durer
The Four Apostles
1526

Size

Large objects appear to
be closer to the viewer
than small objects.

Pieter Bruegell

Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

Horizon line:
an imaginary line
at the level of the eye that extends
horizontally in
all directions.

Vanishing point:
Point on the
horizon where
receding parallel
lines meet.

Pieter Bruegell
Hunters in the Snow
1565



The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci
1495-1498
In one-point linear perspective, all receding lines meet
at a single point. One point perspective was reintroduced at the beginning of the Renaissance by
Filippo Brunelleschi.

One Point Perspective

Giotto,
Lamentation
1305

TO SHORTEN FORMS IN A DRAWING
AS THEY RECEDE FROM THE FOREGROUND
IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE PROPORTIONS THAT APPEAR NATURAL TO THE VIEWER.

FORESHORTEN

OBJECTS WITH CLEAR, SHARP EDGES AND
DETAIL SEEM CLOSER TO THE VIEWER.

DETAIL

Andrew Wyeth
Christina’s World
1948

Leonardo da Vinci did his
apprenticeship under
Verrocchio at the age of
fourteen.

Verrocchio
The Baptism of Christ
1472-75

Masaccio
The Holy Trinity
1428

A revival or rebirth of
cultural awareness and
learning that spanned
roughly between the 14th
and 17th centuries.

Renaissance

OBJECTS PLACED LOWER ON THE PICTURE PLANE SEEM CLOSER TO THE VIEWER THAN THE OBJECTS PLACED NEAR THE EYE LEVEL LINE.

PLACEMENT

Madonna
Enthroned
1310

Giotto

Verrocchio

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
1452-1519

Mona Lisa

Donatello as
Plotinus

Raphael as
Apelles


The School of Athens 1483-1520
Raphael
da Vinci as Plato

Michelangelo as
Heraclitus

The Conversion of Saul
Caravaggio
1266-1337
Late Gothic
Seperation of the Earth and Water
Michelangelo
1508-1512
The Dead Christ
Andrea Mantegna
1480
Boy's Hands
Albrecht Durer
1506
Atmospheric Perspective
Atmospheric perspective - refers to the effect the atmosphere has on the appearance of an object as it is viewed from a distance. As the distance between an object and a viewer increases, the contrast between the object and its background decreases, and the contrast of any markings or details within the object also decreases.

Landscape in the Style of Yan Wengui
Dai Jin-
1368
Virgin of the Rocks
Leonardo da Vinci
1483
Jesus Delivering the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven to St. Peter
Perugino
I once was what you are and what I am you will also be.
Linear Perspecitve
a type of perspective used by artists in which the relative size, shape, and position of objects are determined by drawn or imagined lines converging at a point on the horizon.
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