The Beauty of perspective

A look at the different forms of perspective and its relevance in art and architecture.

The frontal view and different shades of light gives the viewer the impression that he/she is taking a leisurely stroll through the town.
Cézanne's scene defies the rules of linear perspective wherein every object is seen from a different point of view. This illusion gives the viewer multiple shifting views of the painting.
Framed by an arch and curtains, this painting gives viewers a broad and majestic scenery. At first glance your eyes are instantly drawn to the background where the outline of a pyramid towers over the other buildings.
Perspective gives this painting a sense of realism and threat. The painting gives the illusion that any moment the crushing waves will claim its next victims.
The perspective box gives viewers a Clusterphobic feeling and illusion of the walls caving in on each other. The illusion in this painting creates the effect of two vanishing points which a represented by the two exit corridors at the end.
The Last Supper is one of the most famous paintings demonstrating one point perspective. Like a magnet the painting seem to draw the viewers sight at single point over Jesus's head.
The separated view though the three arches atop the coliseum gives a real life perspective that creates both harmony and balance in the painting.
This building in Barcelona demonstrates a classic example of one point perspective where it seems to create a tunnel like vision pulling in the views eyes towards the center of the painting.
This piece demonstrates a very interesting technique of using light create an illusion. The heavy contrast between light and dark gives a sense of realism and depth to the painting.
The narrow canal and use of bright red colors brings the time worn buildings to life. The sunlight shines through the facade of the house and end of the tunnel adding both feel and texture to the painting.
The skillful use of light and dark contrasts blended with linear perspective creates the illusion of depth and realism in this painting
With its curiously detached figures, the painting depicts anonymity that seems to give the viewer a Flâneur personality i.e.( a person who walks the city in order to experience it). With the lamp post acting as a divider the painting creates an illusion using linear perspective.
This painting demonstrates a very classical approach to linear perspective as the geographical outlay seems to draws your attention to the center of the painting.
This painting demonstrates grand arches, a wide background, and a simple marriage scene envisioned through one point perspective. When all these elements are added together it create an illusion of a massive 1000 foot corridor.
The alternating light and dark tones in this painting really caught my attention. The use of forced perspective leads my eye to the interesting aspects and scenes in the painting.
The tree in the background serves as a focus point for the viewer. The forced perspective in this painting is achieved by narrowing the doorframes and ceiling of the house. The Mountains and trees also seem to direct the viewer’s attention towards the center.
Foreshortening also helps with the optical illusion of perspective. Notice how this carries your eye upward.
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