THEMES, TOPICS, ISSUES
May function as: Reference, Position/Association, Location, Understanding, View, Arrangement/Organization, Quality, Effect, Principle, Comparison, Tone, Design, Approach, Function, Meaning, etc. May be applied to Context, Project Development, Observation, Circumstance, Series, Repetition, Influence, Recapitulation, Imitation, Survey, Focus, Shift, Exposure, etc. Perspective may Influence a fit, a clarity, an appropriateness, color, a proportion, and many aspects of visual/conceptual and affective relationships through materials, process, elements, principles, theory, approach, etc. Emotional, Topical, Conceptual, Traditional Theoretical, Aesthetic, Technical/Functional, Historic, Scientific, Social, Personal emphasis and/or purpose--establishing Relationship, Thought, Appreciation, Consideration, Principles, Laws, Conventions, Techniques, etc. Breadth, Commonality, Synthesis, Simplicity, Clarity, Essence. . . .etc.
The technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye ; specif: representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance
Developments may proceed specific to materials and interest, a discipline, disciplines, categories of visual arts experience - may be related to Historic, Cultural, Practical, Conceptual, Theoretical, Social or Topical orientations in personal or professional experience, and may be discerned generally or specific to a determined focus.
C O N S I D E R A T I O N S
Appearance in respect to relative positions
Establishing Points of reference
The ability to see all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship
View or prospect through relevant data, facts, ideas
R E F E R E N C E S
1 Perspective n [ME perspectyf, fr. ML perspectivum, fr. neut. of perspectivus of sight, optical, fr. L perspectus, pp. of perspicere to look through, see clearly, fr. per- through + specere to look -more at PER., Spy] [14c] archaic: an optical glass [as a telescope]
2 Perspective n [MF, prob. modif. of OIt prospettiva, fr. prospetto view, prospect, fr. L prospectus -more at Prospect]  1a: the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye ; specif: representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance b: a picture in perspective 2a: the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed [places the issues in proper __]; also: Point of View b: the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance [urge you to maintain your __ and to view your own task in a larger framework -W. J. Cohen] 3a: a visible scene: esp: one giving a distinctive impression of distance: Vista b: a mental view or prospect [to gain a broader __ on the international scene -Current Biog.] 4: the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions
3 Perspective adj [ME, optical, fr. ML perspectivus]  1obs: aiding the vision [his eyes should be like unto the wrong end of a __ glass -Alexander Pope] 2: of, relating to, employing, or seen in perspective [__ drawing]
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
Random House Dictionary:
Perspective [ME < ML perspectiva (ars) optical (science), perspectivum optical glass, n. uses of fem. and neut. of perspectivus optical < L perspect[us] seen through [see Per-, Inspect] + -ius -IVE] n, 1. a technique of depicting volumes and spacial relationships on a flat surface. Cf. linear perspective. 2. a picture employing this technique. 3. a visible scene, esp. one extending to a distance; vista. 4. the manner in which objects appear to the eye in respect to their relative positions and distance. 5. one's mental view of facts, ideas, etc ., and their interrelationships. 6. the ability to see all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship. 7. a mental view or prospect. -adj. 8. of or pertaining to the art of perspective, or represented according to its laws. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]
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