Early Renaissance: Exploiting linear perspective.
Pre-occupation with 3D spatial effects.
One point perspective brings spatial harmony in a 3D illusion of reality.
The High Renaissance
A culmination of visual knowledge
and aesthetic groundbreaking.
In the brief span of 25 years, four
great masters produced works
unparalleled in artistic achievement.
Leonardo da Vinci
Familiar subject matter realizes its full potential in the hands of Leonardo da Vinci.
Of the Last Supper.
Pictorial visualization with little
understanding or concern with
the visual realities of this world.
Ghirlandio The Last Supper
Do you get the point? When more is less.
Da Vinci utilizes linear perspective and groupings to organize space.
The viewer is placed in the audience; not as a participant at the table.
Judas is placed in opposition to Christ at a 90 degree angle.
Religious themes infused with…
Linear painting technique.
Closed-form and Plane composition.
All forms a re en closed
Figures and landscape
within a p rescribed
are placed parallel to
the pictu plane.
Perspective serves a greater
cause. The viewer is guided
through a scene of related
Giotto: A Late Gothic
fresco painter anticipates
Figures appear to be
of this world, depicted
as three dimensional,
fully modeled images.
Early evidence of concern
with visual phenomena,
but limited by the lack of
knowledge of linear and