How an architect, two great masters of painting, and the author of an early textbook on painting applied geometric optics to change painting.
From Monet’s rhythmic arrays of poplar trees on the banks of the River Epte to Holder’s arrays of figures, more examples of this technique.
Using repeated forms, usually regularly spaced, is a well-known technique for increasing depth, adding optical effects, and more.
A six metre (21 feet) high fresco is a major undertaking, particularly when it’s one of the first paintings to use accurate linear perspective. How was it done?
The importance of perspective in Western painting is hotly debated, but there is no doubt that is has brought about very visible change.
There have been experimental human interfaces that have conjured up greater depth, and presented projected objects instead of flat layers.
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.