Saturday, October 1, 2011
Bit of a lazy post on my part, I'm afraid. I'm working on a post about drawing wheels in Perspective as an add-on to a previous post about drawing arches in perspective, and I came across these great drawings so decided just to post them quickly.
It's amazing to me how many volumes were published regarding Perspective through the centuries, right up to the present. At first I thought that the topic was exhausted, but realized quickly that there are tons of different theories about representing objects in space.
The likes of Leonardo was probably aware of ninety of them, but like most artists, appears to have employed only two or three.
These images are from a four volume set of books by De Vries, published in 1604-1605