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 Linear Perspective Perspective is a technique for representing three- dimensional space on a flat surface. Many artists around the world have employed.

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2  Linear Perspective Perspective is a technique for representing three- dimensional space on a flat surface. Many artists around the world have employed various techniques for portraying depth. However, it wasn't until the Renaissance that artists invented a mathematical system to show depth logically and consistently. The system of linear perspective gave artists a powerful new tool for creating realistic art.  Linear perspective is based on the way the human eye sees the world-objects which are closer appear larger, and more distant objects appear smaller. To create this illusion of space, the artist establishes a vanishing point on the horizon line. Objects are drawn using orthogonal lines which lead to the vanishing point(s). In one-point perspective, the forms are seen face on and are drawn to a single vanishing point.

3  Size: objects appear smaller as they get farther away.  Position: objects appear higher on the page as they get farther away.  Overlap: Overlapping objects show which is farther.  Detail: Objects have less detail as they get farther away.  Saturation of color: Close objects are brightest and sharpest.  Objects in the distance appear pale and washed out.

4  Horizontal Line:  Is always at eye level.  The horizon line remains at eye level even if you look in another direction  Vanishing Point:  The point to which all lines which are parallel to the viewer recede.  Convergence Lines  Also called Orthagonals  Are lines that converge at the vanishing point  They are lines that are moving away from the viewer.

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9  An average train station  Objects become smaller as they recede.  Notice how the pillars get smaller.  What else gets smaller as it recedes?

10  Look carefully at the photo for the 3 different types of line: vertical, horizontal and diagonal.  If you focus on the diagonal, you will notice they all radiate out from one single point.

11  This point is called a Vanishing Point and is symbolized here by a red dot.  A Vanishing Point is the point where receding parallel lines converge.  In this situation, we only have one vanishing point because viewers are perpendicular to the back wall.

12  In all linear perspective the vanishing point is always on the Horizon Line.  Remember that the Horizon Line is always placed at the viewer’s eye level, not where the viewer is looking.

13  Without the photograph, we can see how the scene can be drawn so that there is the illusion of depth.


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