For centuries, since it was for the first time clearly represented by Filippo Brunelleschi, linear perspective was addressed and studied by a large number of treatises. The coding took place only after centuries, and the path of knowledge of this science is long and intrigued. But what if one realize that some of the fundamentals of this science are actually misrepresented? In the end, the path that is disentangled over the centuries has taken on board some analysis and put aside other theorizing that perhaps would rather revolutionized the way of drawing in perspective. This is the case under discussion in this short article, to be followed by more detailed studies. Leonardo Da Vinci, in the eighth chapter of the Trattato di Pittura, had advanced his doubts in regard to the linear perspective, and its concerns in geometric rules that were rooted to the optical theories on vision. Leonardo was the first to define important precepts, unfortunately not taken into account in the process of codification of perspective science, which introduced a horizon marine, physical and curved, more real and in contrast with the straight horizon of the linear perspective.

Calisi, D. (2014). The curved horizon by leonardo: towards a new perspective. In Proceedings of the 16th international conference on geometry and graphics (pp.245-256). Innsbruck : Innsbruck University Press.

The curved horizon by leonardo: towards a new perspective

daniele calisi
2014

Abstract

For centuries, since it was for the first time clearly represented by Filippo Brunelleschi, linear perspective was addressed and studied by a large number of treatises. The coding took place only after centuries, and the path of knowledge of this science is long and intrigued. But what if one realize that some of the fundamentals of this science are actually misrepresented? In the end, the path that is disentangled over the centuries has taken on board some analysis and put aside other theorizing that perhaps would rather revolutionized the way of drawing in perspective. This is the case under discussion in this short article, to be followed by more detailed studies. Leonardo Da Vinci, in the eighth chapter of the Trattato di Pittura, had advanced his doubts in regard to the linear perspective, and its concerns in geometric rules that were rooted to the optical theories on vision. Leonardo was the first to define important precepts, unfortunately not taken into account in the process of codification of perspective science, which introduced a horizon marine, physical and curved, more real and in contrast with the straight horizon of the linear perspective.
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Calisi, D. (2014). The curved horizon by leonardo: towards a new perspective. In Proceedings of the 16th international conference on geometry and graphics (pp.245-256). Innsbruck : Innsbruck University Press.
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