Pre-exercise Research: Perspective


Pre-exercise Research: Perspective

Make sure you are clear about the distinction between linear and aerial perspective before you start work on the exercises. Collect two or three examples of each and store these in your learning log.

Linear Perspective



The Fever Van by LS Lowry












Perspective drawing for the Church of Santo Spirito in Florence








An example of linear perspective using natural elements.




Aerial Perspective




Example of aerial perspective – contrast and detail gradually diminishing into the distance.







Scene from the Last of the Mohicans paintings by Thomas Cole








Pieter Brueghel painted many scenes like this – distance is illustrated by increasing the blue/green hues the further you look. There is also an element of linear perspective in the river so the sense of distance is further heightened.


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