With the title of today's post, one would expect a discussion of how the apparent size of objects seems to decrease the farther they are from the observer.
Further, it would make sense that a historical overview of Brunelleschi (1377-1446) has been indicated; especially Brunelleschi's seminal contribution to perspective in Western art.
Brunelleschi, after all, devised an apocryphal peep-hole camera to find, and replicate, vanishing points in his art.
By finding the vanishing point(s), and connecting the lines from the observer to that(those) vanishing point(s), Brunelleschi could work out how large objects could be, or, rather, how small they should become, to make their visual representation seem more realistic to the observer.
In a word, Brunelleschi developed perspective.
But, sadly, dear souls, that is not to be.
As René Magritte (1898-1967) famously said of his painting of a pipe, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" or "This is not a pipe".
However, this post does have to do with vanishing points and perspective.
Yesterday, I showed you some different perspectives of my interior, physical world.
One set of results that your humble scribe recently received indicated that your humble scribe would have to disappear. Again.
Probably until the end of October.
And then I should really and truly be back.
Sorry. That is just the way that things go.
Nothing serious. Muchly.
And there is some lovely travel that has been planned, and will still be happening, but my results mean that I, again, have to spend a bit more self-time.
Who knew that a blogger would need even MORE self time?
Apparently I need to work on perspective, more.
Anyway, hopefully I will see, or e-see, you all again.
If you don't return, then I will be bugging my eyes out to try to resolve your e-images.
And, believe me, me with bugged out eyes is not pretty....
Tschuess till the end of October 2009,