Foreshortening – Reducing or distorting parts of an object to convey the impression of three dimensions as perceived by the eye.
Linear Perspective – Mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimentional surface.
Aerial Perspective – Indication of distance through use of light and atmosphere
Fresco – Wall painting where the pigment is mixed with water and applied to fresh plaster.
“What then I saw is more than tongue can say. Our human speech is dark before the vision. The ravished memory swoons and falls away. As one who sees in dreams and wakes to find the emotional impression of his vision still powerful while its parts fade from his mind – just such am I, having lost nearly all the vision itself, while in my heart I feel the sweetness of it yet distilled and fall.” - Dante, Paradiso Canto XXXIII
Medieval Artists: Renaissance Artists: - Duccio - Masaccio - Cimabue - Della Francesca - Giotto