The Problem of Space

Artists have struggled with how to create three dimensional space in artwork. In this galley are examples of early attempts to represent space. Then there are examples from Europe and Asia showing different solutions on how to show space.

Eadmer of Canterbury Writing, Unknown, about 1140 - 1150, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Hedwig Listening to a Reading; Hedwig Praying, Court workshop of Duke Ludwig I of Liegnitz and Brieg (Polish, 1364 - 1398), 1353, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
An Old Sufi Laments His Lost Youth, Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, 1597-1598 (Mughal), From the collection of: The Walters Art Museum
A page of the Dastan-i Amir Hamza (Hamzanama), Mughal, (c. 1567-1582), From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
Study of Old Buildings, Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39), undated, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Merton College, Oxford, Michael "Angelo" Rooker, 1746–1801, British, 1771, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Jami Masjid, Delhi, Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840, British, active in India, 1811, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Violet harmony in snow, Ho Choi-on, 1995, From the collection of: Hong Kong Museum of Art
Yicui Pavilion, Li Yanshan, 1953, From the collection of: Hong Kong Museum of Art
Orchid pavilion gathering, Soga Shohaku, 1778, From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
Ancient temple among mountains and valleys, Li Yaoping, 1926, From the collection of: Hong Kong Museum of Art
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