The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

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Author: Leonardo da Vinci

14.
ON THE THREE BRANCHES OF PERSPECTIVE.

There are three branches of perspective; the first deals with the reasons of the (apparent) diminution of objects as they recede from the eye, and is known as Diminishing Perspective.—The second contains the way in which colours vary as they recede from the eye. The third and last is concerned with the explanation of how the objects [in a picture] ought to be less finished in proportion as they are remote (and the names are as follows):

Linear Perspective. The Perspective of Colour. The Perspective of Disappearance.

[Footnote: 13. From the character of the handwriting I infer that this passage was written before the year 1490.].

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Chicago: Leonardo da Vinci, "14. On the Three Branches of Perspective.," The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, trans. Richter, Jean Paul, 1847-1937 in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1970), Original Sources, accessed April 13, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LR7L6PPR76ICNFL.

MLA: Vinci, Leonardo da. "14. On the Three Branches of Perspective." The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, translted by Richter, Jean Paul, 1847-1937, in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1970, Original Sources. 13 Apr. 2024. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LR7L6PPR76ICNFL.

Harvard: Vinci, LD, '14. On the Three Branches of Perspective.' in The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, trans. . cited in 1970, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Dover Publications, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 13 April 2024, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LR7L6PPR76ICNFL.