5th Grade: The intersection of math and art

2018-12-14T13:06:49-07:00

The students in Mrs. Turella's 5th grade class studied art in a new way recently, as they learned more about the viewer's perspective.  In order to make things appear shorter or longer, or to give the illusion of space and distance, artists may use linear perspective.  This technique has been attributed to Italian Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi, who devised it around 1415AD.  Linear perspective incorporates math related to lines, vectors, arcs, angles, and planes in order to create realistic art that appears three-dimensional although painted or drawn on a one- or two-dimensional surface.  Mrs. Turella led her students throughout the lesson by asking them [...]