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Perspective-What, Where, and Why?

What is commonly understood as the term perspective is a kind of visual system that attempts to represent 3- dimensional space on flat surface. We know that perspective works due to a visual ‘illusion’, the way our eyes see objects, and the way our brains organize the space. The main application of perspective is in art. However, perspective is an optical phenomenon and thus it has its principal root not in art but in geometrical optics. Gerard Desargues (1593-1662), an architect and engineer in the branch of mathematics called ‘projective geometry’ first expanded and precisely worded the definition of perspective.
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