perspective

  

Definition

Illusion that as parallel lines project toward the horizon they move closer and converge at the 'far point,' and objects become progressively smaller and disappear altogether at the 'horizon line.'

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  • From her perspective, the sun was setting, but from the perspective of someone on the other side of the world, the sun was rising.

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  • The surrealist painter liked to play with perspective, using visual tricks to make near objects appear distant, and distant objects seem close at hand.

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  • One of the skills that painters must master is perspective, or else their paintings will look strange to the human eye, with, for example, individuals who are in the distance appearing to be much larger than they should.

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