# Shared Flashcard Set

## Details

Linear Perspective
Vocabulary for linear perspective
25
Art/Design
12/11/2014

Term
 Linear Perspective
Definition
 is a mathematical system for creating the illusion of space and distance on a flat surface such as a piece of paper, a canvas, or a wall.
Term
 Aerial Perspective
Definition
 is creating a sense of depth in painting by imitating the way the atmosphere makes distant objects appear less distinct and more bluish than they would be if nearby. This is also known as atmospheric perspective.
Term
 Two Dimensional
Definition
 has width and height.
Term
 Three Dimensional
Definition
 has width, length, and height.
Term
 Distortion
Definition
 is the inevitable misrepresentation of three-dimensional space when drawn on a two-dimensional surface.
Term
 Foreshortening
Definition
 is the technique of distortion in perspective in order for the subject to appear three dimensional.
Term
 Overlapping
Definition
 is a technique to create space by placing object behind one another and using foreshortening.
Term
 Perspective
Definition
 is a technique for representing spatial relationships and three-dimensional objects on a flat surface so as to produce an effect similar to that perceived by the human eye.
Term
 Picture Plane
Definition
 is the flat surface on which a picture is created.
Term
 Space
Definition
 has a feeling a depth. It is three-dimensional (height, width, and depth).
Term
 Background
Definition
 is the area near the horizon, above and below.
Term
 Middle Ground
Definition
 is the area between the background and foreground.  It’s overlapped by objects in the foreground.
Term
 Foreground
Definition
 is the area closest to the viewer in a picture.  It is usually at the bottom of a picture and can overlap objects in the middle ground and background.
Term
 Vertical
Definition
 is a line that goes straight up and down, not diagonal.
Term
 Horizontal
Definition
 is a line that is level, straight across.
Term
 Diagonal
Definition
 is a line that is slanted, at an angle.
Term
 Parallel
Definition
 is when two or more lines travel the same direction, or are side by side.
Term
 Perpendicular
Definition
 is when lines meet or intersect at right angles.
Term
 Point of View
Definition
 is the angle or direction an object is shown in a work of art.
Term
 Horizon Line
Definition
 is drawn across the canvas at the viewer's eye level. It represents the line in nature where the sky appears to meet the ground.
Term
 Vanishing Point
Definition
 is the single point in a picture where all parallel lines that run from the viewer to the horizon line appear to come together. The vanishing point is generally placed at the viewer's eye level.
Term
 Converge
Definition
 means to come together; such as lines meet or come together as they go towards a vanishing point.
Term
 Orthogonal Lines
Definition
 are straight diagonal lines drawn to connect points around the edges of a picture to the vanishing point. They represent parallel lines receding into the distance and help draw the viewer's eye into the depth of the picture.
Term
 Proportion
Definition
 is the relationship of certain parts of a work of art to the whole piece.
Term
 Bird's Eye-View
Definition
 is seeing from a point of view from an altitude or from a distance in a downward direction.  The horizon is usually placed very high on the picture plane.
Supporting users have an ad free experience!