Part of the Eyewitness Art series, which explores in depth the personality behind the work of artists and movements, this book reveals the hidden science of art from the earliest perspective experiments to the revolutionary viewpoints of the Cubists, and beyond.
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Alberti anamorphosis Ancient Ando Hiroshige Andrea Mantegna Andrea Pozzo angle architecture artist Battle of San Beckmann Boccioni camera obscura ceiling central centre Chirico Christ's Claude Glass colour create Crivelli depth device diagonal distance distorted drawing instruments Durer's effect eyepiece figures Flagellation floor Florence foreground foreshortened forms fresco front geometry Graphic Telescope grid ground plane Hoogstraten Ignazio illusion illusionistic interior J.M.W. Turner Klee landscape Leonardo light linear perspective M.C. Escher Maria Novella Masaccio mathematical Max Beckmann mirror objects oil on canvas orthogonals Pages painters painting panel Paolo Uccello peephole peepshow perspective aids perspective image perspective pavement Peruzzi photographic Picasso picture plane picture space picture surface Piero Pozzo receding Renaissance right-hand Rome San Romano scene shown shows spectator squares stereoscopic tempera three braccia three-dimensional treatise Uffizi Umberto Boccioni vanishing point Velazquez viewer viewer's eye viewpoint Villa Farnesina Virgin wall window