Not an illusion as such, it has been used to great effect by a wide range of painters from Mantegna to Munch.
If Brunelleschi had introduced Cubism instead of perspective projection, would that have altered human visual perception?
Paintings on walls and ceilings created a virtual reality long before the term was coined. Even now, they can be breathtaking in effect.
What support is there for my 3D video camera?
Seurat painted five series of paintings carefully constructed to help form 3D space.
There have been experimental human interfaces that have conjured up greater depth, and presented projected objects instead of flat layers.
Current 3D movies are a throwback to the old cinema of spectacle, first mastered by the Lumière brothers and travelling showmen.
This final article summarises the importance of different cues to depth in painting.
Linear perspective is one of the most controversial topics in the theory of painting, and few issues about it are generally agreed.
Aerial perspective includes reduction in contrast, reduction in chroma, and colour shift towards ‘cooler’ i.e. more blue, colours. But it can be more complex.