The perspective makes the difference. The Old Temple (1788)

The perspective makes the difference. The Old Temple (1788)

7/13/2021, 7:30:56 PM
The perspective makes the difference. The Old Temple (1788) was painted by the French Romantic artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808). Just to be clear, the temple seen here is not realistic. But Robert studied many temples around Rome and created numerous sketches of them, which he used for his monumental paintings of ancient ruins. And he played around with the perspective to make these buildings look more impressive. He used two obvious tricks for that. First, he shows the temple from a low perspective, such that we have to look up to admire the massive structure. And this will work even better when seeing the paintings in a museum and the bottom of the painting is at our eye level. The second trick is to include small figures in the background. The idea is that by comparing the size of the figures and the temple we immediately understand how impressivef this monument is. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #HubertRobert #Robert #FrenchArt #FrenchArtist #FrenchPainter #Monument #Temple #Roman #Classical #Monumental

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