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Perspective and Renaissance Art


Perspective and Renaissance Art was a research project I did during the Fall 1988 semester at Valparaiso University for the Mathematics Colloquial class. Instead of using a prepackaged project for presentation in class, I chose to do an original project, with original research using the resources of both Mathematics and Art Departments.

In fact, it was the art history courses I took during my time on campus that gave me the inspiration to do this project.

The original project (without the paintings) is available on this website as pages scanned to a PDF file. This is a combination of the document and its outline, typed on a Canon typewriter (I did not own a computer at that time.), and the graphics and chart of proportions prepared in the computer lab (at the location where the campus television and radio stations now reside).

This project is nearly 30 years old, and I have transscribed and revised the text into a 2018 Edition of the project using Texmaker running on PCLinuxOS. The sources are stored as a LaTeX file and processed using TeXLive to produce the resulting PDF.

Thanks to Creative Commons licensing, I have included the paintings in the new document, captioned with the source where the images were downloaded, and with appropriate (and proper) attribution.

Click Here to View/Download Perspective and Renaissance Art, 2018 Edition (PDF File)
Click Here to Download Sources (.tar.gz file)