Perspective Analysis

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In this exercise, students will perform simple graphic analyses of perspective drawings in order to uncover their compositional structure.
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Choose 5 perspectives from this PDF, print and bring to class with a roll of trace paper.

For each perspective, identify and draw or trace one of the following on the trace paper overlay:

1) positive/negative space
2) horizon line (is it a 1-pt, 2-pt, 3-pt, 4-pt perspective)
3) trace foreground, middle ground, background elements
4) draw a three-column, three row grid over the perspective
5) identify the strategy of the perspective - what is it trying to convey?

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