Linear Perspective Art Analysis

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Perspective Art is used to signify three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface such as a piece of paper to make it realistic. The first known perspective was created by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1415 and it was a painting of the baptistery in Florence, Italy. Perspective was invented in Florence, Italy by Brunelleschi. Linear perspective was also famously used by Leonardo Da Vinci when he created The Last Supper between 1495 – 1498 because the painting has a single vanishing point which leads into the horizon. Another artist that used linear perspective in their artwork was Masaccio who famously painted the Tribute Money in 1425.

The aesthetic quality of perspective art is that the artwork sends off a realistic 3D feel because of
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What could’ve been done is it could’ve been painted on canvas or something other than a wall so the painting could still be fine today.
Masaccio was an Italian born artist who was born on December 21, 1401. One of Masaccio’s most well-known paintings was Holy Trinity which was created between 1427-1428. This painting fits into the perspective genre because Masaccio was the first painter after Brunelleschi to use perspective to create artwork.

Holy Trinity is a brightly coloured painting that shows god standing over Christ who is being crucified. Standing on the left side of the painting is one donor and Mary and on the left side St. John and the second donor. It was painted from a low viewpoint so we are looking up at Christ.

Techniques that were used in the painting of Holy Trinity were 3D drawing and fresco. This artwork was created to appear as an illusion because there is space in the chapel and the painting is not just on a flat wall. This one point perspective recedes back into the space of the chapel. The coffers on the ceiling create the orthogonal lines to make the perspective more
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