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?
Distinguishing links from stretchtext, and building in a complex non-linear thread.
The importance of perspective in Western painting is hotly debated, but there is no doubt that is has brought about very visible change.
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.