The Mirror at the Origins of Perspective

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by Riccardo Migliari, Leonardo Baglioni

Between rhe fìfteenth and mid-sixteenth century, doubt and uncertainty plagued the dawn of perspecrive in Italy, but even more so in France, especially as regards vanishing points. The current study demonstrates how this ambiguity could have originated in observations about the form of perspective images created by mirrors used as a tool to turn real 3D space into rhe 2D space of a plane.

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