Not all art uses linear perspective to achieve depth

Hello class

Linear perspective is only one way to organize space on a pictorial surface.  We tend to think of it as synonymous with reality, as it works in the same way as a picture camera. However, Japanese prints, such as in the  Ukiyo-e style used a completely different system to organize space (and we have no trouble seeing objects as nearer or farther from the picture plane).

Follow article is a good introduction to how space is organized in Japanese prints, many of the depth cues we have learnt in class were used to achieve this look

Space – The Final Frontier: The Problem of Depth in Japanese Prints.

h5_jp33411http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/ukiy/hd_ukiy.htm

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