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one-point perspective

[wuhn-point] /ˈwʌnˌpɔɪnt/
See under linear perspective.

linear perspective

a mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one point (one-point perspective) two points (two-point perspective) or several points on a horizon line as perceived by a viewer imagined in an arbitrarily fixed position.
Origin of linear perspective
1835-45 Unabridged
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  • In part one of this workshop, you learned the basics of one-point perspective.
  • The photographs record information as the camera sees it in a one-point perspective.
  • The student will use one-point perspective to create the illusion of depth in a two-dimensional drawing.
British Dictionary definitions for one-point perspective

linear perspective

the branch of perspective in which the apparent size and shape of objects and their position with respect to foreground and background are established by actual or suggested lines converging on the horizon
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