The Perspective of Linear Perspective

Linear Perspective is the creation of a three dimensional scene on a two dimensional plane. This was seen throughout Art1010 Unit 3, as seen specifically in Masaccio’s Holy Trinity.

The Illusion of depth is shown by the religious observers in the foreground, as they appear closer than the rest of Christ. Another example of this is found in my Guide to Drawing sketchbook, as it teaches the artist how to correctly form the linear perspective.

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This shows the linear perspective, as the rails of the railroads are individual and parallel to each other. However, the lines appear to be getting closer to each other as the tracks progress. This is the effect of  linear perspective, which causes the parallel lines to appear closer on the horizon.

John J. – Team Diana