In this gallery are examples of how painting use Perspective to play tricks on your eyes. These images are of paintings that appear to have more depth to them than what the paper or canvas could allow in reality.
This image uses perspective my tricking your eye into thinking your look at a pool, however with the child in the middle towards the front of the image it looks like he his climbing on the ropes instead of swimming.
View of Tivoli: the Cascatelle and the 'Villa of Maecenas', Wilson, Richard, c.1752, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
This image shows depth by utilizing atmospheric perspective by creating a foggy look as it goes deeper into the scene along the mountains.
This image is showing perspective because the artist is taking advantage of atmospheric perspective, this is when he make the background get lighter as it goes deeper into the painting, almost creating a fog-like effect.
Midsummer Eve bonfire on Skagen's beach, P.S. Krøyer, 1906, From the collection of: Skagens Museum
As the man on fire stands in the middle of the circle the painter shows perspective by making the people in the back proportionally smaller than the people who seem to me closer to the front of the painting.
This image shows perspective because the artist made the background landscape look as if it goes deep into the painting.
Danish artists at the Osteria La Gensola in Rome, Ditlev Blunck, 1837-01-01/1837-12-31, From the collection of: Thorvaldsens Museum
The architecture in this painting casts shadows on the wall and the people in the background are smaller than the people closer to the front of the painting, this creates the illusion of depth and perspective in the painting.
This painting shows perspective because the window the leaning up against is created by the baroque type of painting doen with the dark colors of the wall and her dress, leading the eye to believe that the painting is 3D.
To create the illusion of depth in this canvas the artist uses perspective and a vanishing point to draw your eye deeper into the painting. The fallen tree stump in the center of the painting gets skinnier as it goes further away and larger as it gets closer.
In this image the artist creates a vanishing point in between the buildings on the left and the buildings on the right. Also because the buildings appear to be a two and three point perspective it gives the look of what seems to be a photograph instead of a painting.