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.
Understanding the optical principles of reflections ensures that you understand how they should appear.
Had he been French or British, he would probably have been rated as one of the greatest painters of the 1800s.
This first stage of Western-style painting created religious works in the missions, and secular painted screens by established Japanese masters.
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.
Considers the role of texture and detail gradient, shading and shadow in the depiction of depth in paintings.