Art and Linear Perspective

Paul Staiti
Art Department
 Giuliana Davidoff
Mathematics Department

Index| Paintings | Slide List

Slide List: Art and Linear Perspective ILLUSION IN ART Art 100
Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, Jan Six, 1654
William Michael Harnett, American, After the Hunt, 1885

Modeling (Chiaroscuro):
        Leonardo da Vinci, Italian, Madonna and Child with St. Anne, drwg, 1501
        Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, Gentleman with Tall Hat and Gloves, c1625
        James McNeil Whistler, American, Self-Portrait, 1900

Atmospheric Perspective:
        Albert Bierstadt, American, Hetch-Hetchy Canyon, 1875
        Fitz Hugh Lane, American, Boston Harbor, 1855

Scale Relationships and Overlap:
        John Constable, English, Wivenhoe Park, 1816
        Egyptian, Ti Watching Hippopotamus Hunt, 2450 BCE
        Mogul, Bull Introduced to Lion's Court, 1596

Narrative:
        Mogul, Majnun Evesdropping on Layla, 1560
        William Holman Hunt, English, Awakening Conscience, 1854

Figure/Ground Relationships:
        Mogul, Sage Introduced to Wise Man's court, 1596
        Gilbert Stuart, American, The Skater-William Grant, 1782
        Edouard Vuillard, French, Mother and Sister of the Artist, 1893

Linear Perspective:
        Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Italian, Allegory of Good Government, 1337-39
        Master of the Barberini Panel, Italian, Annunication, c1435
        Raphael, Italian, The School of Athens, 1509-11
        Masaccio, Italian, The Trinity, 1428
        Masaccio, Italian, The Tribute Money , 1426-28
        Paolo Uccello, Italian, Chalice,
        Thomas Eakins, American, Lathe, 1860
        Andrea Pozzo, Italian, Triumph of St. Ignatius, 1691-94
        Paolo Uccello, Italian, Battle of San Romano, 1456-60
        Rene Magritte, French, Promenades of Euclid, 1955
        Giorgio di Chirico, Italian, Melancholy and Mystery of a Street, 1914
        William Hogarth, English, False Perspective, engraving, 1754
        Paul Cezanne, French, Mont Ste. Victoire, 1886-88
        Henri Matisse, French, Harmony in Red, 1908-09
        

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