This lesson will explore some examples of early Renaissance art in Florence.
A form of perspective in which the lines of manmade objects (roads, buildings) are at right angles to the picture plane and converge toward a vanishing point.
In mathematics, two lines or curves are orthogonal if they are perpendicular or at right angles at the point of intersection.
The point on the horizon where the straight lines of linear perspective converge. The two sides of a road appear to come together at the vanishing point.
An artistic approach that involves reproducing objects as they appear to the eye. This term is often used in art history as a substitute for realistic, to avoid any confusion with realism as an artistic movement.
Florence from the Nuremberg Chronicles, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nuremberg_chronicles_-_FLORENCIA.png , Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Competition Panels, Creative Commons, http://www.studydroid.com/index.php?page=viewPack&packId=94687, Masaccio, Holy Trinity, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Masaccio,_trinit%C3%A0.jpg, Lorenzetti Effects of Good Government, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ambrogio_Lorenzetti_-_Effects_of_Good_Government_on_the_City_Life_(detail)_-_WGA13490.jpg, Donatello, David, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donatello_-_David_-_Floren%C3%A7a.jpg, Donatello, St. Mark, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stmark.jpg, Doryphoros, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Doryphoros_MAN_Napoli_Inv6011-2.jpg