Monday, May 5, 2008

More links about Perspective Drawing

I came across this web page: Spherical Perspective by Rob Adams. It explains why the traditional linear rules of perspective are not sufficient to describe the way we really see things, especially the way we see things in panoramic view.

The site reminded me of the work of one of my teachers, Rackstraw Downes.  Here's a site with a number of examples of his work: Simplistic Art - The works of Rackstraw Downes. You can get a book of Rackstraw's work:  Rackstraw Downes by Sanford Schwartz, Robert Storr, Rackstraw Downes.

Finally, I came across examples from an old book on  perspective drawing: "PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE - or Perspective made Easie" published in 1670 by Joseph Moxon. Here are two  examples from the
 book plus an interesting pop-up illustrating the observer looking though the picture plane  which is illustrated in so many ways in Traite de Perspective a l'usage des Artistes.

Find a copy of Practical Perspective at .

Enter the search term "Perspective made Easie."

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