In painting, creating the illusion of great distance by representing distant objects as indistinct and shifting their hues toward blue to simulate the effect of intervening atmospheric haze.
the illusion that areas closer to the viewer have more detail and more contrast in value than areas farther away. (Drawing Lesson 19)
(Also aerial perspective) The illusion of depth on a painted surface created by gradually decreasing the intensity of color and contrast until everything in the perceived distance tends toward a bluish-gray.
amount of atmosphere that exsists between the viewer and teh object which cayses shadows to become lighter and less contrast to appear bewtween shadow and light. For close objects there is a dramatic difference between light and shadow. As an object moves further away thre is less of a contrast between light and shadow causing an object to appear somewhat bluer
a device used by painters to suggest atmosphere between the viewer and distant objects by 1) gradually blurring the outlines of objects closer to the horizon and 2) gradually shading the color of objects closer to the horizon in a hazy shade of greyish-white (examples: Piero della Francesca's Portraits, Leonardo's Last Supper and Mona Lisa).
How the eye perceives the effects of air and light upon an object. The more air and light between the object and the viewer, the duller that object will appear.
The illusion of deep space produced in graphic works by lightening values, softening details and textures, reducing value contrasts, and neutralizing colors in objects as they recede.
A technique of showing distance in a painting by gradually changing the color and tone of objects.
The optical illusion that areas closer to the viewer are sharper in detail, color intensity, and value contrast than areas farther away. "In many atmospheres, everything will take on a blue cast" (Zelanski).
A device for suggesting three - dimensional depth on a two-dimensional surface. Forms meant to be perceived as distant from the viewer are blurred, indistinct, misty and often bluer.
alternative term for aerial perspective.
See aerial perspective.
Used by artists to create sense of depth through use of blurring of distant objects, often more blue in colour.