Perspective In life, we look at many things in many different ways. You could say that how we see, hear, or feel about something is our perspective
For example, the dictionary tells us this definition of perspective particular evaluation of something: a particular evaluation of a situation or facts, especially from one person's point of view a different perspective on the matter
Another dictionary definition, from an artist’s point of view graphic arts allowance for artistic perspective when drawing: the theory or practice of allowing for artistic perspective when drawing or painting vista: a vista or view appearance of distant objects to observer: the appearance of objects to an observer allowing for the effect of their distance from the observer
Check out the perspective in this painting “View of Toledo” by El Greco Both in here and in the View and Plan the city is shown from the north, except that El Greco has included only the easternmost portion, above the Tagus river. Pay close attention to how this artist presented the perspective of this town when he painted it in 1597-1599 At the time of the Renaissance, we know that artists started to put perspective into their paintings,since they were becoming more “sophisticated”
St. Jerome-Earlier Middle Ages In order to better understand what we’re discussing, look at this simpler picture, done before Renaissance time
Aerial, or Atmospheric perspective When we think of the word atmosphere, think of the environment in which we live. When we think of the word aerial, think of being up in the sky, looking down at the world.
Aerial, or Atmospheric perspective Look around yourself. What do you see? With what things are you surrounded? What’s around you?
Aerial, or Atmospheric perspective Artists started to create a sense of depth by imitating the effect of the atmosphere.
Aerial, or Atmospheric perspective When an object is farther away from the viewer, it appears paler and sometimes blue Science tells us that when things are farther away,dust and moisture particles in the atmosphere make the light scatter as it passes through them.
Aerial, or Atmospheric perspective The amount of scattering depends on the wavelength of the light. Blue light canpass through the mist caused by dust and moisture particles,and this is why the sky appears blue, and faraway mountains appear gray, blue,or purplish in color
The Harvesters by Peter Bruegel Looking at this painting, we can see that the background on the left of the painting is a haze, mixed of white, yellow, and beige
The Harvesters by Peter Bruegel Since our eye cannot determine details, the atmosphere creates an illusion of distance or space. Luckily, this is one of the paintings we’ll see on our museum trip!
The Crucifixion by Jan Van Eyck Please concentrate on the painting on the left half As we saw in the Harvesters, this artist uses blues to show distance
The Crucifixion by Jan Van Eyck Likewise, he used richer, more visible colors to help us get the sense of what’s “closer to us’. Addtionally, notice how he made the figures closer to us appear closer, and those farther away, smaller
The Crucifixion by Jan Van Eyck On this painting,also please pay attention to the central location of Christ, showing us his importance in the painting.