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DRAWING ASSIGNMENT 7 DUE NOVEMBER 7TH 4 drawings total This is a 2 week assignment including fall break so it is the equivalent of a 1 5 week assignment approximately 12 5 hrs minimum total If you have any time left over during the break to draw you may use it to catch up on any missing assignments Remember that assignments must show that the time required has been well spent Some of you clearly are not committing enough time Continue in your reading and examination of the illustrations in chapter 5 and for some of the drawings later in the assignment review chapter 4 In chapter 5 review the pages we read for last week especially about the horizon line and read through the remainder of the chapter focusing especially on 1 2 3 point perspective the circle and foreshortening As you will note as you progress through the chapter the subject of perspective can become layered with complexity It s fascinating and seductive and it can also be daunting but once understood it can be enlightening So let me reiterate our goal here we are briefly examining perspective as another way of seeing For our purposes learning the most fundamental principles of perspective is enough Review them on p 116 Don t let me discourage you from immersing more deeply but let me remind you of two things the study of perspective is most helpful if it enables you to intuit space more readily And secondly western linear perspective which evolved out of the Italian Renaissance is but one way of seeing and depicting the world Other cultures developed other perspective systems that have no vanishing points or no horizon lines and a great deal of wonderful art has been produced in these non western modes Look at figure 7 4 for example Does it matter that the floor appears to have no depth at all but is instead flat on the picture plane Or that the outer posts for the canopy seem to be both behind and in front of the two middle posts Or that the people in the rear seem slightly larger than the people in



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