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Linear Perspective

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Linear Perspective Linear perspective is an art which relates to the representation of the outlines of objects, in such a manner that the representation, when seen from a particular point, shall present to the eye the same appearance as that presented by the objects themselves. The representation of an object so made is called its perspective, and any line or point in the drawing, representing a line or point in the object, is called the perspective of the line or point (Bartholomew 11). Linear perspective appears to give us something more real and natural. It depends upon a rudimentary geometric grid laid out over nature. There can be one or many vanishing points in a linear perspective drawing. The artists will draw their picture toward the vanishing points. In the Middle Ages, the period before the Renaissance, most art in Europe featured heavenly figures devoted to the worship of Christ. Because the paintings mostly were of people in heaven, the background was left to the imagination of the viewers. Most of the backgrounds were painted gold to depict the value of heaven. People started to shift their thoughts from heaven and the teachings of the church to landscapes and buildings. The backgrounds started to be things that the painters could actually see, rather than the unknown. The discovery of perspective is attributed to the architect Filippo Brunelleschi, around the early 1400s, who suggested a system that explained how objects shrink in size according to their position and distance from the eye. In 1435, Leon Battista Alberti, provided the first theory of what we now call linear perspective in his book on painting. Once Leon Battista published a mathematical method for calculating linear perspective accurately, other artist learned the

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