Deceiving the Eye - The artistic technique of foreshortening

Event date
16 Jun 2023 to 16 Oct 2023
Event time
11:00 - 17:00
Christ Church Picture Gallery
Oriel Square
via Canterbury Gate
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To create the illusion of space on a flat (two-dimensional) surface requires the understanding and mastery of a number of techniques, one of which is foreshortening – in which shapes are compressed and overlapped to mimic what the eyes sees. This exhibition will show how artists of the Renaissance and the Baroque explored the technique in their drawings.

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