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Art Encyclopedia - Perspective

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Perspective
Perspective is strictly a term used for two-dimensional art, including relief sculpture. Perspective is one of the means of representing the third dimension on the two-dimensional surface.

Linear perspective was invented during the Renaissance by Brunelleschi, as a scientific theory to suggest and simulate natural appearances. In this system each object is drawn as receding and can be fitted into parallel lines. Thes parallel lines appear to meet at a vanishing point on the horizon line.

Aerial perspective is also termed colour perspective and atmospheric perspective. It is the rendering of space by the use of less intense, less saturated colours, less contrast and less detail for objects in the distance. It is largely based on one's everyday experience of nature.






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