2° ARCHITECTURE LESSON
THE AERIAL PERSPECTIVE OF LEONARDO FROM VINCI
Yesterday Raphael explained the "Aerial perspective" by Leonardo da Vinci.
The great genius realized (observing carefully from the window of his house) which to draw a landscape in the distance, things appear blurry and it is essential sketching almost invisible lines; on the contrary, everything you see up close, you have to draw it with thicker lines.
The same applies if you want to color with crayons or paint your own design on the canvas with tempera colors: all that is in the background will almost confused with the color of the sky. An example of this is the picture of Leonardo below here.
Here the tuscan genius shows well how is the "aerial perspective"; you see the trees in the foreground are darker and clearly visible; further appears a still quite visible rocky mountain; at the bottom there is another mountain but you see little because merges with the sky.
Everything becomes increasingly blurred as it is far from our eyes so that is how it should be designed.
At the next lesson with Iul.
Falsi d'Autore Giulio Romano