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Re: artsednet digest: Subject: Re: Penn & Teller "Behind the SceOctober 10, 2000


Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 16:08:27 PDT

Their video on perspective is excellent--I have been using it in my fifth
grade art class for years. It covers some of the the ways artists create the
illusion of depth, emphasizing the word illusion--- overlapping, vertical
position, diminishing size, linear perspective in an understandable and
entertaining way--I found it the perfect way to reinforce what we try to
teach our elementary students. The 5th graders love it. David Hockney draws a
chair, the way he sees it, showing the viewers that a chair can look
different from different perspectives and he puts them all in one
drawing--really good stuff. C.Lyden