scientists and artists have in common the hunger to uncover the
unknown. They are trying to discover the laws of nature, they seek
the universal order. The Renaissance masters took the nature and the
world around them as a main source of artistic inspiration. Many of
these old masters were employed by royalties for their creative
talent and logical abilities, not for an ability to trace from
projected images. It is unthinkable that they would be hunching
over the camera lens.
knowledge of the secret perspective system was their valued know-how
and for obvious reasons it was never published. In spite of that the
word about the secret geometrical system slowly spread out and at the
Baroque time a number of its users culminated. To some of the
painters the secret was handed over by their masters, some obtained
hints from their colleagues and some of them figured it out
themselves right from the beginning. In any case, this task demanded
the great deal of concentration and mainly patience. Patience,
because geometry brings endless possibilities one has to go through.
Patience, which is such a rare and noble commodity in today's
hurried society. This knowledge comes slowly and progressively
thought out the course of years of intensive
research, through the process of trial and error.
the invention of the photography and the onset of Impressionism the
knowledge of geometry and perspective was no longer needed among
artists. Later the Impressionists broke every rule of academic
painting and the secret perspective system faded out to oblivion.