I stand here, looking out

Perspective shows us that a two dimensional work of art can have depth to it. By creating the illusion of distance, the viewer can feel as if they are in the painting and looking outward.

Here the viewer can be put within the painting at ground level and watch their environment go off into the distance. Perspective is showing the viewer which areas are close and which are far away.
Here, the environment gives the viewer the perspective that the painting goes very far into the distance. It is as if the viewer could step inside the painting and disappear while walking outward.
Another work of art that gives the viewer the perspective that they are standing at ground level within the painting and looking outward. Their perspective is showing the distance of the environment.
Another great work of art that gives the viewer the perspective that they are within the painting looking off into the distance. Perspective is used here to show great depth in the environment.
Here, objects to the right seem much closer to the viewer. As the environment is viewed to the left it seems to fade off and go on forever.
In this piece, the viewer is given the perspective that they are in a dark spot of the painting and looking outward to a more brightly lit area in the distance.
Here, perspective is giving its viewer another great sense in depth. Everything in this painting appears to be at a distance and going further back still.
Although this environment has an end, it still shows distance. The perspective of the viewer is showing them that they are on one side of a room and looking to the other.
This artwork gives the viewer the sense that the environment goes very far into the background. Perspective is showing animals that are near and the greenery that is very far away.
Here, perspective is showing its viewers that this horse rider is not only further away, but also above them.
In this painting the viewer has the perspective that they are on the slope of a hill and looking outward into the distance.Perspective is once again giving the illusion of objects both close and far.
The painting here gives the viewer a perspective that would make it seem as if they could continue walking on the road in front of them and disappear behind the foliage just ahead and to the right.
Here, perspective is showing a house not too far away as well as a wooded background that stretches much further back. It also gives the viewer the sense that the house is downhill.
Distance is not great in this piece, but perspective still gives the viewer a sense of depth. The viewer stands in front of a staircase that reaches up and into a blurry distance.
Perspective shows the viewer the trees that are near and the buildings that are across a lake with large hills beyond that. Another example of depth through perspective in an artwork.
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