Visual Art - Perspective Warm-Up's & Projects


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The powerpoint slideshow I use with my Art I students to explain one point and two point perspective. Included are projects I have gleaned from Pinterest and other teachers. The bell work/warm-up's cover the span of two weeks.

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Visual Art - Perspective Warm-Up's & Projects

  1. 1. PERSPECTIVE Warm-Up’s Eric Johnson, 12th Grade, Cleveland High School, “Function and Form Environment Study” Gold Key Winner
  2. 2. 1 point perspective
  3. 3. 1 point perspective
  4. 4. BOXES Practice
  5. 5. BOXES Practice Continued
  6. 6. 2 point perspective
  7. 7. Warm-Up #2 What is the difference between one and two point perspective?
  8. 8. Warm-Up #1 Using 1 point perspective, Draw a sun setting on the horizon line and a road going towards the sun. Label the horizon line, vanishing point and orthogonals.
  9. 9. Warm-Up #3 What is the difference between 1 point perspective and 2 point perspective?
  10. 10. Warm-Up #4 What is atmospheric perspective and where can I see it in my County?
  11. 11. Warm-Up #4 Atmospheric perspective means that things in the distance are small, blurry and bluish. They are HIGHER on the picture plane (if you are painting at eye-level). You can see if you look towards VA.
  12. 12. Warm-Up #5 What are the 3 different points of view?
  13. 13. Warm-Up #5 The 3 different points of view are worm’s eye view, normal view and bird’s eye view.
  14. 14. Warm-Up #6 • What culture invented perspective? • Who and when was it reinvented?
  15. 15. Boxes with Lines Project
  16. 16. Boxes with Lines Project • Draw three boxes or other 3-D shapes above the horizon line and three boxes below the horizon line. • Connect the boxes using a rope/worm/noodle/thr ead. • Create a theme for the composition • Color the boxes using colored pencils • Paint the background with watercolors.
  17. 17. BELVEDERE, by M.C. Esher Describe this drawing/print. (what do you see, what type of perspective is it, support your answer with lots of descriptive details.) Belvedere.avi
  18. 18. BELVEDERE, by M.C. Esher This picture by M.C. Escher’s is titled Belvedere. The world belvedere refers to an open roofed gallery or colonnade in an upper story, built for giving a view of the surrounding scenery. Escher’s drawing is a good example of two-point perspective. The vanishing points are well off the picture plan, yet you can see the application of twopoint perspective clearly enough in the steps, floor pattern, and overall structure of the belvedere. At first glance, this fanciful structure looks like something you might see at a theme park. But look closer, and you’ll realize it would be impossible to build. Belvedere.avi Notice the man sitting on the bench. He seems to be puzzling over a very unusual object. Teaching Perspective Drawing by Sandra Kay Mims Text copyright 1995 West Publishing Company
  19. 19. The Streets of Paris on a Rainy Day
  20. 20. Warm-Up What perspective techniques has Caillebotte used to achieve a dramatic sense of spatial depth?
  21. 21. The Streets of Paris on a Rainy Day One of the most admired paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago is the street scene by French artist Gustave Caillebotte. Ironically, Caillebotte was criticized by some of his late-nineteenth century contemporaries because his work lacked the “spontaneity” that characterized Impressionism, a style that was gaining public acceptance. Like Impressionists Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Pissarro – whose paintings he admired and collected – Caillebotte chose to depict everyday scenes of modern French life. But, unlike his fellow artists, Caillebotte spent a great deal of time planning the composition of his paintings, working out the details in a series of carefully calculated preliminary sketches.
  22. 22. The Streets of Paris on a Rainy Day This ambitious painting, measuring an impressive seven by ten feet, provides us with a wide-angle view of nineteenth century urban life. Titled The Streets of Paris on a Rainy Day, it effectively captures the atmosphere and scale of a broad intersection flanked with tall buildings and wet with rain. Although many people have no doubt taken shelter from the rain, these are still quite a few continuing business as usual, walking from place to place with umbrellas open. The artist has skillfully applied a combination of perspective techniques to achieve a dramatic sense of spatial depth.
  23. 23. Warm-Up •How can you tell by looking at a painting of buildings if it is 1 or 2 point perspective?
  24. 24. Warm-Up •Draw a picture illustrating Foreground, Middleground and Background.
  25. 25. Warm-Up • What is the difference between vantage point, eyelevel and point of view?
  26. 26. Warm-Up Tell me how things look in the distance *if* a painting has atmospheric perspective