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 Friedrich has somehow reversed the laws of aerial perspective, which typically requires sharpness in the foreground and an increasing blur as the landscape recedes, to give the illusion of depth. Zachary Fine, The New Yorker, 28 June 2024 The footage showed the flattened landscape of Hiroshima, more obliterated even than Berlin and Tokyo, first from the aerial perspective of a B-29 and then from the ground, where a few Japanese civilians walk dazed through the ruins. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up His works, known for their vivid explosions of color, their fluid, coiling lines and their aerial perspective, have sometimes invited comparisons to Australian Aboriginal art. Yan Zhuang,, 6 May 2023 Photographer Khaled Al Enazi captured the unique aerial perspective. CNN, 3 Dec. 2022 What originally appears to be a God’s-eye view of a lush, teeming forest turns out to be an aerial perspective of war. Naib Mian, The New Yorker, 1 June 2022 An aerial perspective of busy anchovy fishing activities off the coast of Hon Yen, in Phu Yen province, Vietnam. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 10 Feb. 2022 The view from the top offers a rare aerial perspective of the Lowcountry's marshland. Stratton Lawrence, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2021 Attaching a GoPro camera to a personal drone gives you an aerial perspective unlike any other. Theresa Chong, Scientific American, 29 Aug. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aerial perspective was in 1704

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“Aerial perspective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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