Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes

Peter Flötner German

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For Renaissance artists, the representation of geometry was often a means of testing and perfecting their ability to work convincingly in perspective. Some drawings, such as this perspectival study by Flötner, depict physical models set into landscapes in order to emphasize their graphic three-dimensionality and as a means of displaying the maker’s skill at visualizing an object from multiple angles within a single image.

Perspectival Drawing with Three Cubes, Peter Flötner (German, Thurgau 1485–1546 Nuremberg), Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash

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