Introduction to Perspective In Art


In this project you will learn the vocabulary, concepts and techniques involved in Perspective. We will explore the science of Linear and Atmospheric Perspective in a class PowerPoint presentation and discuss how artist have used their knowledge of Perspective to create the illusion of space in their paintings.

After being introduced to the concepts of Perspective the students go on a web search from museums around the world looking for examples of perspective in paintings and drawings. Having gathered sample works of art that demonstrate Linear and Atmospheric Perspective they will build a PowerPoint presentation to showcase their findings to their fellow classmates.

For students to develop an appreciation and understanding of art they need to know the concepts involved in creating works of art. A web search to identify the concepts of Perspective will help the students understand what techniques artists use to create the illusion of distance and depth. They can then use this knowledge in critiquing works of art and apply these techniques in creating their own work.