Part of this assignment is to study linear perspective. Here are some examples from a couple of gallery visits over the summer. No deep analysis on these I just wanted to capture them for later reference.
MC Escher, The Hague
These are woodcuts which is remarkable in itself. I also love the way Escher has combined the effects of reflection and perspective in the pond image.
Esher again plays with perspective in the context of a reflection and how it distorts linear perspective.
Finally, the museau also had some optical illusions – here’s a short clip of a relief that plays with your mind. You’ll have to click through to Twitter for it to play I think.
Dutch masters at the Mauritshuis, The Hague
I didn’t note the details of these pieces (I should have and have made a mental note to do so in the future), but here are some examples of interiors with strong linear perspective.
One of my favorites – John Nash The Cornfields, 1918
A simple example in pen and ink from Swasky
Finally something I saw this image on a poster and tracked it down as Edward Ruscha’s ‘Standard Station’ (1966)