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Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper is based on what specific type of perspective?

one-point linear perspective

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Gustave Caillebotte’s Place de l’Europe on a Rainy Day is based on what specific type of perspective?

two-point linear perspective

In Harmony in Red (The Red Room), Henri Matisse deliberately intended to violate the laws of perspective. Why?

His interests were in things other than pure verisimilitude

Paul Cézanne’s Madame Cézanne in a Red Armchair illustrates that the artist was more interested in?


What is the metaphorical significance of the carved sculpture, Feast Making Spoon, from the Ivory Coast?

It represents the power of the imagination to transform an everyday object into a symbolically charged container of social good.

Where is the negative space in the Rubin vase?

in both, depending on how you look at it

Where is the vanishing point in Duccio’s Perspective Analysis of Annunciation of the Death of the Virgin, from the Maestá Altarpiece?

at several points in the composition

In Steve DiBenedetto’s Deliverance, the artist uses what to create a sense of space?

overlapping images

What is the most obvious visual element in Matisse’s Harmony in Red (The Red Room)?

its lack of special depth

Where is the vanishing point in The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci?

at Jesus’ head

As is common in Japanese art, the Kumano mandala creates the illusion of space by utilizing?

oblique projection

In The Dead Christ, Andrea Mantegna utilizes what technique in order to adjust the distortion created by the point of view?


In the Rubin vase illustration, the black shape can be seen alternately as a foreground object resembling a vase, or as a background space between two white profiled faces. What is this relationship called?

figure-ground reversal

Although created for different purposes, Barbara Hepworth’s Two Figures and the African feast-making spoon share a similar trait. What is it?

They are both positive forms that contain negative space

A picture drawn in perspective that employs a single point of vision is called?

monocular vision.

Why is the stereoscope such an effective means of describing "real" space?

It mimics binocular vision

On axonometric projection, all lines indicating height, width, and depth remain?


According to Sayre, our notion of space has changed abruptly and even become "fluid" since the beginning of the twentieth century due to?

Einstein’s theories.

There is a contradiction in the appearance of Martin Puryear’s Self. What is it?

It is much lighter than it appears, because it is hollow.

As in Suney, Olafur Eliasson is known for mainly using what "materials" in his work?


When and where was linear perspective first codified (studied, organized, and written down)?

during the Renaissance in Italy

Paul Strand’s Abstraction, Porch Shadows reflects a 20th century effort to challenge the viewer’ perspective with?

odd or distorted perspective.

In the 15th century in Italy there was a profound redefinition of space with the codification and usage of linear perspective. Some see the same thing happening today with?

the increased usage and manipulation of cyberspace and virtual realities.

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