In the middle ages paintings tapestries and drawings

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to art, is simply a technique used to recreate what the eye is seeing. In the middle ages paintings, tapestries and drawings were created so that the most important aspect of the artwork was the largest regardless of where it stood in the painting i.e. the foreground, background etc… Therefore if a painting had an image of God, Jesus, or saints in it then they would be painted larger than the trees, animals or people. This was done in order to demonstrate to the viewer what was important in a clear hierarchical manner. However, as the renaissance progressed more painters were using perspective in their works of art. An early form of perspective can be seen in
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James Francis Hist. 406 the painting ‘The Virgin and Child with Saints” by Duccio ca. 1300. This painting shows how the artist is attempting to create depth in a realistic fashion, perspective in paintings will be continually used until the technique is mastered in such renaissance paintings as Antonello da Messina’s “St. Jerome in his study” ca. 1460. Depicting the world as it truly is as opposed to how it should be or in a hierarchical manner is an extremely important change during the time period. It is extremely important because it allows perspective to change in cultural aspects
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