The Influence of One Point Perspective in Various Styles of Art.

This gallery holds a collection of paintings designed to direct the observer's eyes to a single point called a vanishing point. This point is intended to emphasize the theme or idea of the painting.

The focus of this piece by Vouet is the deceased Jesus Christ. The flesh tones used to form his body are different from the others, and the artist's use of one point perspective leads the eyes to the center of the painting. All of the characters in the scene seem to be looking at him as well.
The central focus of this painting by Maso di Banco is Christ, and the Virgin Mary. Christ is placing a crown on her head to represent her position as Queen of Heaven. Just behind the crown is where Banco placed the point that everything else leads to in the piece.
Botticelli utilizes one point perspective in this painting of The Annunciation to draw the observer to the angel Gabriel as he delivers a message to Mary informing her that she will be the mother of Christ.
In this painting depicting the ideal city by Carnevale the central focus is in the middle of the triumphant arch. All of the lines throughout the courtyard lead to the point.
There are multiple figures in this architectural painting by Dirck van Delen, but everything seems to lead to the blurred figures in the background made up of a woman and a child.
In this painting by Jacques Rousseau it appears that the courtyard is the focus, but as you follow the lines of the building as they descend into the background they lead you outside of the palace.
There is a good deal of activity in the foreground of this scene, but the edges of the buildings lead the observer to the ship placed to the right of center in the painting.
The halo above the woman in the painting, and the color blue signify that she is the Virgin Mary. Saint Bernard seems to be very interested in her, and the mountains in the background descend toward her. These are a few things that draw the eyes to her and baby Jesus making them the focus of the piece.
The scene at the bottom of this piece by Martin van Meytens is extremely busy, and the color red attracts the eyes. However, the chandelier hanging above the large crowd appears to be the central focus point.
There is a large amount of movement happening in this scene. The eyes are attracted to the various characters moving about the square, but the focus point is actually located above them, and just to the the right of center.
In this family portrait of Maria Elizabeth O'Mullane and her children, William Strutt has used one point perspective to draw attention to Maria. She is not pictured with her husband, which leads me to believe that she is a widow, and she is responsible to care for everyone else in in the photo. She is the life force of the entire family.
The lighting, and vanishing point lead the observer to a place just above the characters in the foreground of the painting.
As you study the piece you'll find that all the lines that make up the mountains and the stream draw you to the center where the cattle appear to be drinking water.
This is a modern piece that utilizes one point perspective. Instead of using lines to lead the observer to a specific point Zu Doyang has rotated a picture around an axis point to form a circle. The axis point acts as the central focus.
This modern piece by Dae Won Yang incorporates one point perspective in a unique way. If you follow the white lines that seem to drip down the painting back to their origin you'll find yourself at the focus point. The yellow character that seems to be hidden is the sole character in the painting.
In Doyang Zu's previously viewed work he used a similar technique by rotating a single picture around an axis point. Again, the axis point lies at the center of the piece.
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