Masaccio Brunelleschi Linear Perspective Analysis

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The discovery of linear perspective provided the transition from gothic art to renaissance art and it revolves around the renaissance period for many years till the inception of cubism. What renaissance artists had clearly achieved through a thorough observation was discovered by artist and architect Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446 CE) who carry out a series of optical experiments leading to the theory of linear perspective and with this it was possible to analyse its structure mathematically. He suggested a method that justifies on how a size of an object being reduced in relation to their place and distance from the eye. The first version of written treatise entitled De Pictura (1435 CE) was written by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472…show more content…
Masaccio, who was also an acquaintance of Brunelleschi, picked up the technique from him. He reconstructed realistic figures and uses linear perspective in his painting and techniques of vanishing point in art. His masterpiece painting titled The Holy Trinity (1427-1428 CE) is one of the first painting that displays the accurate execution of perspective. Owing to the remarkable planning with linear perspective, he was able to compose the painting in a realistic manner. Based on the architecture of ancient rome, he portrays linear perspective based on contemporary architecture. It rationalized the size of the human bodies and buildings according to the position they are in. Due to the converging lines of linear perspective, it directed the attention and emphasize onto Jesus Christ in the painting. Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the other most prominent Florentine painters that was influenced by Brunelleschi's discovery of perspective. An example of his masterpiece painting The Last Supper (1495-1498), Da Vinci composed a scene on the painting where Christ was surrounded by his twelve disciples in a room. Every single components of the painting emphasized one's attention directly on Christ's head right at the center of the composition. This was a key characteristic of linear perspective and without any doubt

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