How an architect, two great masters of painting, and the author of an early textbook on painting applied geometric optics to change painting.
For over a century, Italian painters had strived to achieve coherent perspective projection, but it was until about 1420 that this was achieved. How essential was it?
Considers what exactly changed in painting in the Renaissance, and when we can establish as those dates, compared with literature, for example.
Latest in a succession of techniques, AR can guide someone to draw, just the camera obscura, photography and projectors did. Do these detract from the art in a 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.
Four masterly paintings telling stories. Painted by 3 different hands, each works in 4 dimensions thanks to narrative devices, as explained here.
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.