aerial perspective

noun

Definition of aerial perspective

: the expression of space in painting by gradation of color and distinctness

Examples of aerial perspective in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the Daytona 500 from the Sky: A multi-part series from For The Win looking at NASCAR’s biggest race of the year from an aerial perspective. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "NASCAR's spotters stand: The most important place at the Daytona 500," 16 Feb. 2020 Researchers from the University of Hawai‘i’ at Mānoa used cameras and sensors with suction-cup tags, as well as drones, to capture new footage of whale bubble-net feeding in southeast Alaska — from both a whale’s-eye and an aerial perspective. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "'Groundbreaking' New Footage Provides a Mesmerizing Look at Whale Bubble-Net Feeding," 14 Oct. 2019 Between seven and nine miles wide, there are a few different ways to see this impressive aerial perspective. Peter Reese, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Way To Spend 72 Hours at Jackson Hole," 31 July 2018 Before the two men meet their icy doom, Fanck treats the spectator to feats of ski jumping and a prolonged race whose slow-motion and aerial perspectives provided Riefenstahl ideas for her documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. New York Times, "The Idolatry of Glaciers, Rocks and Leni Riefenstahl," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of aerial perspective

1704, in the meaning defined above

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“Aerial perspective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerial%20perspective. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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