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Prerpective lies in one's point of view...

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 09:35:34 -0700


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Artie wrote:
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"It was a bad day when art and mathematics got married!
14th century wasn't it?
Many so-called right brained artists dot easily make the jump to =
perspective=20
because its such a left brained activity...pure geometry really."
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Bob replies:

It is true, that many students have what in psychology is described as =
"functional fixedness";
students who only draw "horses," "flowers,"or "faces - side ways." The =
challenge is to give these students a new perspective on ways to draw. =
Many art school instructors begin with "free-hand" perspective rather =
than with traditional mechanical drawing methods of graphics layout. =
Those who are interested in the teaching of perspective, may want to =
peruse:

Doblin, Jay, "perspective, a new system for designers" Whitney Library =
of Design, New York, 1963

After all, without a "perspective" the visual arts would revert back to =
a flat world of the icon, don't you think?

_______________________rb

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Artie wrote:
 
"It was a bad day when art and mathematics got=20 married!
14th century wasn't it?
Many so-called right brained = artists dot=20 easily make the jump to perspective
because its such a left brained=20 activity...pure geometry really."
 
Bob replies:
 
It is true, that many students have what in = psychology is=20 described as "functional fixedness";
students who only draw "horses," "flowers,"or "faces = - side=20 ways." The challenge is to give these students a new perspective on ways = to=20 draw. Many art school instructors begin with "free-hand" = perspective rather=20 than with traditional mechanical drawing methods of graphics layout. = Those who=20 are interested in the teaching of perspective, may want=20 to peruse:
 
Doblin, Jay, "perspective, a new system for = designers"=20 Whitney Library of Design, New York, 1963
 
After all, without a "perspective" the visual arts = would=20 revert back to a flat world of the icon, don't you think?
 
_______________________rb
 
 
 

 
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