What are two ways of showing perspective in painting?
In art of painting, perspective refers to the representation of three dimensional object on a two dimensional space (Frank, 2013, p.46). Different artists from different regions and times may have different ways of expressing their perspective. The two ways of showing perspective in painting as discussed in the text are linear perspective and Atmospheric perspective. They are discussed in the following.
Linear perspective: this perspective was developed during the Italian Renaissance which provides the artists many ways in which depth in a painting can be depicted. This perspective is primarily based on how we see. For example parallel lines are used in a converging manner to depict objects that are observed smaller when viewed from a distance.
Atmospheric perspective: this perspective is contrary to the linear approach. In this approach, depth is created with techniques of creating an illusion of depth. Painters use different colors in a painting which give a sense of depth.