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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Perspective is not some kind of black magic

Unlike art in general perspective could only be right or wrong. It is science and as all scientific disciplines there are certain rules and laws that define how three dimensional objects should be drawn on a flat surface.
All perspective problems were solved by the 14th century. The Italian Renaissance artists and the Dutch painters were masters of perspective and optical distortions.

It is so stunning to find out that 600 years later many professional artists don't have basic knowledge of its fundamental principles and how simple primitive volumes should be drawn correctly in perspective. Ellipses and cylinders are thought to be some kind of magical elements that twist and stretch as we look at them from different angles.

These observations make me sad!

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