The Use of Perspective
Pieces of art that use perspective in many different and beautiful ways.
This piece utilizes the zero-point perspective. It gives the illusion of depth without having any vanishing points.
Zero-point perspective is used in this piece. Like most landscape artwork, zero-point perspective is used to give depth and distance to these kind of pieces.
This pieces uses zero-point perspective to give the illusion of depth or distance. In this case, the city in the backgrounds looks farther away than the trees and people in the foreground.
Most landscape pieces are drawn in zero-point perspective. Just like this one depicting mountains being farther away in the background then the hills in the foreground.
This beautiful piece displays zero-point perspective as well. The trees appear to be closer than the looming mountains in the background.
Because of the way this piece is angled, this piece is considered to be one-point perspective. The wall on the left is diagonal to the wall in the background.
This piece is also one-point perspective because it has a single vanishing point in the background.
This is a strange kind of perspective because it curves at the end. However, it is still categorized as one-point perspective.
One-point perspective is used in this piece, the vanishing point being the face in the back.
This pieces uses one-point perspective because there is a single vanishing point. This type of perspective makes it seem like the artwork goes on forever in one direction.
This painting is incredibly busy, but you can clearly see that zero point perspective is used to trick the eye into seeing depth in the painting.
This piece shows the use of two-point perspective. There are two vanishing points; one on the right and one on the left. It makes the painting look like the two street go on forever.
This piece also uses zero-point perspective. It is the most common perspective point because it is the easiest to achieve. There is no vanishing point.
One-point perspective is used in this piece.
This piece uses one point perspective to show that the background seems farther away than the foreground. There is also a single vanishing point. However, the painting is still a flat picture.
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Fundación Banco Santander
Museo Nacional de Arte
Palace of Versailles
Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
The Toledo Museum of Art
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Royal Collection Trust, UK
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