Seven Laws of Perspective
I found the 7 laws of Perspective at Heart Of The Matter Online.com and looked for a way to implement these principles in our Art Appreciation lessons.
We have been studying Van Gogh this month and I had downloaded an outline drawing of Bedroom at Auvers.
This painting offered several perspective laws:
- Surface ~ things that are closer to the eye are drawn closer to the bottom of the picture
- Size ~ things that are nearer to the eye should be drawn larger
- Surface lines ~ these lines wrap around the object you are drawing to give it three dimensions
- Overlapping ~ things that are closer to the eye overlap the further parts
- Shading ~ this is used to give volume to the object that you draw
- Density ~ things that are closer to the eye are drawn with more detail than things farther away
- Foreshortening ~ the whole object is foreshortened, to give proper dimension
I made these notes ~ Seven Laws of Perspective with simple outline diagrams of the perspective principles.
We used several other art books to look for examples of these laws of perspective. Then girls used kokis to colour in their Bedroom pictures. A quick and simple art appreciation lesson!