Perspective and Two Dimensional Space

Ognissanti Madonna c1310

Madonna Enthroned c1280


 Giotto and Pupils, St. Francis Driving out the Demons of Arezzo 
Assisi, Italy c. 1305 Fresco




Linear Perspective

Demonstration of 1 point and 2 point perspectives



Leonardo, The Last Supper, 1495
Italian Renaissance



Gustave Caillebotte, Paris a Rainy Day, 1877, Chicago Art Institute, French Impressionism

aerial perspective
atmospheric perspective

Leonardo, Virgin and St. Anne with the 
Christ Child.1510 Oil on wood, 168,5 x 130 cm 
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Eric Joyner, Untitled 2006
Pop Visionary, Low Brow, Outsider Artist

Albrecht Durer, 
"Alberti's Veil" c1500

How squaring works:

Albrecht Durer, Alberti's Veil c1500

Andrea Mantegna, 
The Dead Christ, c1490-1501, 
tempera on canvas 20"x31"
Mantegna, Dead Christ 1501

Andrea Mantegna, 
The Dead Christ, c1490-1501, 
tempera on canvas 20"x31" 


The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion
by Leo Steinberg



Eric Joyner, The Foolish Challenger 2006

Frank Lloyd Wright, Falling Water (Architectural Rendering) 1936

Book, Mug, Candlestick and Pipe, c. 1890s
Oil on canvas, 12 1/4 X 16" (31.12 x 40.64 cm.)

M.C. Escher



Classic Superman 1939
Alex Ross, Superman 1999

Compare and Contrast
Which ones are being used?
linear perspective
atmospheric perspective
aerial perspective