Linear Perspective in Renaissance Art: Definition & Example Works


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What is the primary reason artists in the Middle Ages did not utilize linear perspective?

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1. Which artist was one of the first to try to use perspective in his paintings?

2. In paintings that use linear perspective, where do the lines of the painting converge and disappear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Renaissance period is arguably best known for its magnificent art, but most people probably don't really know exactly what made Renaissance art so great. One of the key characteristics of Renaissance art is called linear perspective, and this assessment will quiz you on it. When answering the questions, you'll be tested on points such as characteristics of linear perspective and important figures in developing it in art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The lack of linear perspective in art of the Middle Ages
  • The first Renaissance artist to use linear perspective
  • Points of convergence and disappearance in linear perspective
  • Notable works with linear perspective
  • Goals of linear perspective in art

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - after you've read the lesson on linear perspective and Renaissance art, check your recollection of some key points by answering the assessment questions
  • Reading comprehension - go further with your understanding of the topic by making sure you can comprehend the effects of linear perspective on paintings
  • Knowledge application - finally, draw from your understanding of the information in the lesson to identify important figures in the development of linear perspective during the Renaissance

Additional Learning

To learn more about the linear perspective in art, review the corresponding lesson called Linear Perspective in Renaissance Art: Definition & Examples of Works. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of linear perspective
  • Effects of linear perspective on art
  • History of linear perspective in Renaissance art
  • Examples of linear perspective in notable works of art