A young child looks through a great stained glass window, watching as people go by. Everyone seems to be wearing a red coat. His mother sees jackets in white -Kutless What is the difference between what is seen by the boy and his mom? Why would this happen? Copy the lyrics to the right in your Sketch book and then answer the question below. Bonus: Draw the scene .
The way in which objects are seen due to their spatial attributes (their dimensions and from what point they are being viewed).
This causes objects to look smaller the further they are from you. Artist represent this in the effect called Foreshortening
Perspective and Art
Perspective is used by artists to create the Illusion of Depth in their art.
It Started in the Renaissance with Artists that wanted to create a realistic setting for their Pieces. This example is a One Point Perspective , which imitates the way our eyes perceive space as disappearing to a single point on the horizon. Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter by Pietro Perugino (1481-82)
What did Art look like before the Renaissance?
The Virgin and Child Enthroned and Surrounded by Angels, Cimabue, ca. 1280
The Crucifixion , Pietro Lorenzetti, 1340s Byzantine Art
Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter by Pietro Perugino (1481-82) Horizon Line A one point perspective is created by placing a single Vanishing Point on the Horizon Line . Objects recede towards this point along lines called Orthogonals . Vanishing Point Orthogonals Front Face Front Face Front Face In a One Point Perspective the Front Face of a form is seen as the closest point .
What you will need !!!!
1. A Sheet of Paper
2. A Pencil
3. An Eraser
4. A Ruler
5. A Horizon Line
6. A Vanishing Point
Use your ruler to draw a Horizon Line in the middle of your paper. Next draw the Front Face of a Square in one corner of the page. Now Select a Vanishing Point on the Horizon Line and connect the edges of your square to it using Orthogonal Lines. After that draw a Horizontal line to end your shape and a Vertical line to complete the side Now Finish your shape by erasing the remaining Orthogonal lines.
Now Experiment with drawing boxes in other parts of the page to see how they come out. See what it looks like to stack boxes or subtract one from another.
The Ultimate Challenge!
Draw a Cityscape using One Point Perspective. Check out the example below.
1 .Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter , Pietro Perugino ,1481-82
2. The Crucifixion, Pietro Lorenzetti, 1340s
3. The Virgin and Child Enthroned and Surrounded by Angels , Cimabue, ca. 1280
Art in Order of Appearance Tune in next time for: Two Point Perspective – A Whole New View of Your World!