Constellation:- Perspective

In this constellation lecture we looked at perspective. Here we came to recognise that perspective isn’t just the angle you look at something, but someone’s attitude towards what they are viewing and how they interpret it. I found this a very interesting topic as there is so much more to think about when looking at an image or object.

There are 4 main sections when looking at perspective. These are anamorphic projection, adopting a non human viewpoint, doubling and repetition, and lastly, historical perspectives.

My favorite section was anamorphic projection. The reason I found this so interesting was because, the way in which this type of art is presented is very clever, playing with the mind to how looking from different angles can make the image or object look different. According to Webster’s 1913 Dictionary, anamorphic projection is ‘A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of an image on a plane or curved surface, which, when viewed from a certain point, or as reflected from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron, appears regular and in proportion; a deformation of an image’

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From this piece of work we can see that depending where you stand shows a different view of an image. You have to be standing in a certain position to see the image in it’s true shape.

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