Perspective is a secret weapon in the artist’s armoury of skills. Renaissance painters were able to use the ‘science’ of perspective to experiment with ever-more dramatic ways of producing an illusion of depth on a flat surface.
The images illustrate how people have used linear perspective to construct complex buildings, and crowds of people. They carefully lay down horizons and vanishing points — with subtlety, or sometimes with ‘heavy boots’. Uccello was the first artist to enjoy working out the distortions that occur when figures are viewed from unusual angles.

This is an art education resource in e-book  pdf format for schools, higher education, art classes and lifelong learning.
 Contents: 41 pages, 30 paintings and teaching notes. View contents

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