Perspective: the grand illusions
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Shadows: to paint them is to understand them
As a painting develops, the artist painting in any medium faces considerations of dimensionality and apparent reality. In representational art, Typically it is through the tools of both perspective and management of shadows that we bring the painting to a satisfactory conclusion. We are born in a world in which shape, depth and relative form are defined for us as "light pushes away the darkness". Thus the constrasts and gradations of light and darkness along with our color perception aids this process.
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