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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Perspective sketching for Interiors class at U.C. Berkeley Extension, and a bit on Masaccio and Brunelleschi...

 

A progress stage photo from the Sketching for Interiors class at U.C. Berkeley Extension,  this time a focus on the rectangular volume, sitting and standing...and thinking a bit about Masaccio and Brunelleschi...
 
 
 
and a short bit on the art of perspective from: 
http://www.op-art.co.uk/history/perspective/
First Perspective – Fillipo Brunelleschi & Masaccio
 

Masaccio – The Tribute Money c.1426-27 Fresco, The Brancacci Chapel, Florence
 
 
 
The first known picture to make use of linear perspective was created by the Florentine architect Fillipo Brunelleshi (1377-1446). Painted in 1415, it depicted the Baptistery in Florence from the front gate of the unfinished cathedral. The linear perspective system projected the illusion of depth onto a two dimensional plane by use of ‘vanishing points’ to which all lines converged, at eye level, on the horizon. Soon after Brunelleshi’s painting, the concept caught on and many Italian artists started to use linear perspective in their paintings.
 
Masaccio (1401 – 1428) the first great painter of the early Renaissance period, was the first artist who demonstrated full command of the new rules of perspective; the figures in his paintings have volume and the buildings and landscapes realistically recede into the distance. Masaccio is seen now as being the initiator of the new style of Florentine Realism.

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