two-point perspective

   An application of linear perspective in which all lines (representing straight edges that go from points nearer to points farther) appear to meet at either of two points on the horizon. Here's how to draw in two-point perspective. Also see depth, horizon line, and one-point perspective.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • two-point perspective — noun : linear perspective in which parallel lines along the width and depth of an object are represented as meeting at two separate points on the horizon that are 90 degrees apart as measured from the common intersection of the lines of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • two-point perspective — noun A graphical technique in which a three dimensional object is represented in two dimensions, and in which parallel lines in two of its dimensions are shown to converge towards two vanishing points …   Wiktionary

  • two-point perspective — /tooh poynt /. See under linear perspective. * * * …   Universalium

  • one-point perspective —    A form of linear perspective in which all lines (describing straight edges that go from points nearer to points farther) appear to meet at a single point on the horizon. Also see depth and two point perspective …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • three-point perspective — noun : linear perspective in which parallel lines along the width of an object meet at two separate points on the horizon and vertical lines on the object meet at a point on the perpendicular bisector of the horizon line …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perspective (graphical) — Part of a series on …   Wikipedia

  • Perspective (visual) — Perspective, in context of vision and visual perception, is the way in which objects appear to the eye based on their spatial attributes, or their dimensions and the position of the eye relative to the objects. There are two main meanings of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Perspective control — is a procedure for composing or editing photographs to better conform with the commonly accepted distortions in constructed perspective. The control would: * make all lines, which are vertical in reality, vertical on the image. This includes… …   Wikipedia

  • perspective — perspectival, adj. perspectived, adj. perspectiveless, adj. perspectively, adv. /peuhr spek tiv/, n. 1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface. Cf. aerial perspective, linear perspective. 2. a pictur …   Universalium

  • Perspective —    Technique used by sculptors and painters to create the illusion of three dimensional reality in an image executed on a two dimensional surface. Ancient painters had attempted with consider able success to achieve this illusion, but in late… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance


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