Change of Perspective
Most paintings of this time had archways in the background facing parallel to the viewer, but this painting has them at an angle.
Nearly all paintings in Jeesun's "Road" series show great use of perspective, but this one works buildings - both parallel and perpendicular - that add a sense of depth to the image.
All of Doyang's photograph have a unique 360 degree perspective. Would be great to see a painting like this.
Uses overlapping arches to great effect. Reminds me somewhat of M.C. Escher's work.
Drawing a road going over a hill opposite the viewer can pose a challenge to artists, but Peter Doig accomplished it very well.
Taking the concept of a vanishing point and turning it on its head, this piece actually has arrows to guide the viewers' eyes down the hall until an abrupt left turn.
Abstract pieces tend to play with artistic concepts, and perspective is one of them. Here we have a guitar on table, but it's tough to tell if we're looking at it from the side or above. Maybe both.
This is an excellent example of the use of a vanishing point. The lines on the tracks, river and farm all line up to the center of the painting, from which a train approaches.
One of my favorites, Degas shows off his master of perspective by painting an isometric view of a billiard room.
Columns and arches are always popular for artists of this time period as they provide a simple way of lining up structures.
Inorganic circular structures can pose a challenge to paint, especially from the inside - to say nothing of the people, chairs and columns which must be just so. Repin manages to pull it off.
Though this piece is very good on its own, what really stood out to me was the light from the ceiling - you can see it shifting as moves across different architecture in the background.
This painting combines a unique view with classical elements of perspective, making it another of my favorites. I wonder if he drew it from memory or had them pose?
This piece looks almost surreal in its execution. Due to the fisheye perspective, the room looks as if it is melting away. Or the artist was hallucinating, which could very well be the case.
Good use of perspective is very important for art, whether realistic or surreal. However, It is a necessity for architecture. Here we see more arches and columns, all framing a vanishing point.
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Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Korean Art Museum Association
The Kröller-Müller Museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Imperial War Museums
Museo Reina Sofia
Palace of Versailles
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