Drawing in Real Perspective
A new approach to space with natural and immediate application
Xavier Bolot

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Format: Softcover/244pp
ISBN: 8781906958770
£14.99/$22
Subjects: Art, Art Theory.

In this book we learn how to draw using a natural technique that is amazingly efficient and simple. Real Perspective is a new approach to space as seen by our eyes.

Perspective is an integral part of drawing and painting. It is however poorly understood today. Our representation of perspective in western countries dates from the 17th century, enforced by an edict made by Louis XIV despot of France. It consisted of drawing receding straight lines starting from a vanishing point.

However, the ancient Greeks used specific curves. This heritage was not taken up during the Renaissance.

In an investigative atmosphere, this book unmasks beliefs we received on the Renaissance and our contemporary culture. We learn to believe what we see, using a natural technique that is amazingly efficient and simple.

We rediscover again the Greek knowledge, and the researches among others of Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse and David Hockney.

Xavier Bolot

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Painter, Engineer of the INPG National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, Professor of Electronics at the University of Montreal, Canada, President of the French Association of Industrial Advertising in Paris, Consultant in communication and behavior, Orleans, Xavier Bolot leads his research on the various problems of perception with the support of the National Fine Art School of Bourges in France. He publishes innovative books by L’Harmattan major editor in Paris, France:
Drawing in Real Perspective, The Neutral Light, Vision in Action, The Three Realities. He is a researcher at the CEAQ (Center of Studies on the Present and Everyday Life) University of Paris V Descartes Sorbonne.