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Friday, June 03, 2005

On perspective drawing

As I understand it, traditional Western art (Post-Renaissance) used a type of perspective drawing based on a mathematical formula to create the sense of distance with the background objects being smaller than objects in the foreground. Traditional Eastern (Asian) art from roughly the same time used a different type of perspective. Objects in the background were not made to appear smaller; they were partially covered over by objects drawn in the foreground and/or positioned above them. Our eyes see this as meaning that the background objects are “behind” the foreground objects or farther away from the viewer.

There should be some universal truth to be found in this contrast. I've pondered this for a while now. I have never come up with one that wasn't silly. In art, as in life, sometimes different is just different.


Blogger Adinah said...

or you happen to mistake a twig for a snake....:)

2/6/05 11:20 PM  

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