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One thing that always amazed me in the art world is the focus artists dedicate to the Figure Nude despite 99% of people around the world are dressed. I read somewhere on the Internet about an artist who complained that in the art academies lot of time is dedicated to the Nude and very little time to the dressed figure.
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In the post Perspective The Terminology I defined the horizon line as a line that, imaginatively, through the projection plane at the same height of the point of view. In a landscape the horizon often coincides with the line that separates the sky from the land. The first choice that an artist must make is decide where to place the horizon in his drawing sheet. Many artists do not place this line exactly in the middle, to avoid too much symmetry between sky and land in the landscape.
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In urban and rural landscapes it’s very difficult find objects with one side parallel to projection plane. They are almost always divergent in respect to it. The perspective helps the artists also in these situations, helping to create space and volume in very compelling way. In order to do that a new kind of perspective must be used and its name is “two point perspective”.
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Lines converging to a single point give to the observer a sense of depth. This basic principle is used in perspective to simulate three dimensional worlds on two dimensional supports (i.e. canvas, sheet and so on). In this article I am going to introduce the one point perspective.
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In the Composition and Perspective post I explained what perspective is. In this article I will introduce the basic terms used in perspective. Almost all the books or articles about perspective have their own terminology. To avoid confusion I will report the terminology that will be used on this blog, Hoping it will be helpful to people moving their first steps into this fascinating world.
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Bob Ross is a household name in the United States but little known in Italy. This guy has become famous in America through a television series entitled The Joy of Painting in which he taught to paint beautiful landscapes. Those videos are easily available through the official website .
In the color article I defined what a color is and I defined its three dimensional nature. Moreover, I said, at the end of the article, that to understand the color of an object you must always ask yourself four questions.
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