Perspective - the strict Albertian grid on the pavement...

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Perspective Of all the topics in the Tratatto , we are mainly interested in perspective. Leonardo had said that "perspective is the rein and rudder of painting. " Invented by Brunelleschi, codified by Alberti and Piero, it was perfected by Leonardo. Slide 15-25: The Adoration of the Magi, 1481 Reti p. 224 Leonardo's notes on linear perspective are apparently lost, but he made great use of perspective in his own paintings, such as this study of the unfinished Adoration . Note
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Unformatted text preview: the strict Albertian grid on the pavement. Slide 15-26: The Annunciation c. 1472 Ufizzi (Cat. # 1074) His Annu nciation shows a carefully worked out perspective framework. Incised lines beneath the paint on this wood panel show his construction. Note though that the Virgin's arm appears too long. Studies have shown that Leonardo departed from the correct perspective here for the sake of a more expressive gesture, a common practice in the Renaissance....
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