Scientific explanation of perspective in art

The Italian painter and architect Leon Battista Alberti in his book De pictures (On Painting), also known as Della pittura, written in 1435, he describes the science behind the perspectives in art. (basically how to make building look real in a painting via vanishing points and lighting points) Filippo Brunelleschi (a friend of Alberti), the Florentine architect who is credited with working out the mathematical laws of perspective circa 1410, it was Alberti’s book, which was studied heavily by the artists of the early Renaissance, making possible their visually accurate paintings and drawings, which enployed perspective to create the illusion of three-dimensionality on a flat plane.

Date:
      1435, 1410
Name(s):
      Leon Battista Alberti
Occupation:
      Architect
      Mathematician
Location:
      Italy


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