Impactful Perspective

Perspective can mean the difference between a masterpiece and an ordinary sketch; it adds depth, feeling, and meaning to the image.

The extremely wide perspective draws the viewer's eye to the back of the room.
The skull in this painting uses such skewed perspective that it can only be viewed properly from standing off to the side in a specific place.
The one-point perspective in this painting leads the viewer's eye directly to the woman and child focus.
The people depicted in this painting are mostly positioned along lines leading to the vanishing point, helping to streamline the perspective.
The way the perspective of the house is on eye-level makes the totem poles and trees have a worm's-eye-view perspective giving the impression that they tower over the house.
The angle of the path leads the eye to the building's 2-point perspective, which appears disjointed from the rest of the image which is considerably more flat.
In this painting the way the boats are angled on lines leading to the vanishing point maximizes the perspective as the scene disappears into the horizon.
The crosses in the picture indicate a two-point perspective while the land in the background shows more of a one-point perspective.
The decision to paint in a bird-eye-view perspective may mean the artist was trying to portray a detachment for the viewer by looking down upon the subjects.
The way each worker is viewed from a different perspective adds to the confusion and complexity of this piece, probably much like the process of building a ship.
The perspective of this painting leads the eye from the man and horse to the tree to the mountain, showing how useful it can be to provide a hierarchy.
The result of the perspective looking down upon the family in this image is to make them seem closer and tighter together.
The rounded perspective gives a warped, idealistic quality to this painting.
The decision to paint this image on eye-level even though the soldiers are on the ground gives it a more personal and impactive feeling.
Here, the one-point perspective leads the eye along the road off into the horizon adding the illusion of depth to it.
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