Projection and Perspective Homework

Projection and Perspective Homework
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Complete the following activities:
1. Below is a painting by Pietro Perugino named “Christ handing the keys to St Peter” which is a famous example of
perspective painting. Copy this picture into your homework file and use bright red lines to identify the horizon line and
any vanishing points in the painting. What other clues do you see that the painting is in perspective? Is the painting in
one, two, or three point perspective?
2. The painting called “Jesus Before the Caif” below was an early attempt at perspective by a painter named Giotto. Copy
the picture into your homework file then find two examples of errors in perspective use in the painting and highlight them
using bright red lines.
3. Draw a simple scene in one point perspective. You can do this on Geogebra or by hand, but when done make sure to
paste the picture into your homework file. Leave the horizon line and vanishing point marked on the drawing.
4. The shape below is part of a box that was drawn using 2-point perspective. Use a ruler to find the vanishing points of the
box and then draw in the missing vertical sides and bottom of the box. Take a picture of your finished box and paste it
into your homework document.
5. Draw a building in three point perspective. You can choose the type of building and you can draw in either Geogebra or
by hand. When you are finished paste the picture into your homework file. Make sure all three vanishing points are
6. Draw a tile floor with square tiles that is 4 tiles in one direction and 5 tiles in the other direction in 2 point perspective.
Take care to make sure your tiles are actually squares. Leave the horizon line and vanishing points visible on your
drawing and also draw the diagonal line for the floor to prove your tiles are square. You can draw in Geogebra or by
hand, then paste the picture into your homework file.
7. The image below is a sculpture called “Unity” by Mathieu Hamaekers found in the village of Ophoven, Belgium. It looks
like an imaginary shape called the impossible triangle that is created with perspective tricks like you saw in the section.
See if you can explain what the artist did to create the “impossible” shape in real life. (Hint: Look at the shadows.)

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