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?
Friedrich, Turner, Palmer and Bonnard are among the artists shown, with surprises by courtesy of Cézanne.
Compositional techniques usually involving foreground trees which increase the depth of a picture. Explained and illustrated.
If Brunelleschi had introduced Cubism instead of perspective projection, would that have altered human visual perception?
Their working methods could hardly have been more different, but they shared a common interest.
Probably his earliest surviving painting, his originality and genius are already starting to shine through its conventional features.
Preference for water-based paints on paper in Japan allowed artists to show 4 dimensions on a 2D scroll.
His final frescoes were an inspiration to Michelangelo and others in the Renaissance, and include one of the greatest paintings in Europe.
The first few years of his short career, in which he modelled faces and clothes to bring volume, and started perspective projection.
The importance of perspective in Western painting is hotly debated, but there is no doubt that is has brought about very visible change.