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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Thanks a lot for your time, I assume this is the correct subforum for my question, if not, please excuse my mistake.

Is it possible to have a 1-, a 2- and a 3-vanishing-point perspective object in one room? I’d like to know this out of curiosity and for understanding and teaching drawing.

More specifically, I would like to know, whether it is possible to produce a drawing of a room with classic 1-point central perspective (i.e. Da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper) and fill it with objects that are drawn in 2- and 3- point perspective, while still making sense, as in depicting a human’s impression in an idealized way without the objects contradicting each other.

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I imagine the following might be possible:

You put a box into the room, on the ground. The box is perfectly parallel on each side to the room and therefore follows the same single vanishing point while having two non-vanishing axes. Now you rotate the box around itself (ie 40°), like a bottle head, while still having it sit on the ground and remain one non-vanishing axis. Now the box follows two vanishing points, that probably lay outside of the room/image, in case of the last supper motive.

Check: Is this correct or is there no “right way” of drawing a 2-point box into a 1-point room?

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If the above assumption is correct, would rotating the box around another axis, by momentarily putting it on one corner like a Dreidel, create a 3-point perspective look, with 3 vanishing points surrounding the box?

3)

Is there any other way one might put all 3 linear perspectives into one image without using tricks such as attaching/stitching a 3-point scene to the top and bottom of the room, as it’s done in Disney movies? That would be a contradiction between 1 and 3 vanishing points, as the walls either follow 1 or 3.

Example (actually slightly rounded additionally):

http://one1more2time3.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dance-of-hours-aaa.jpg[/PLAIN] [Broken]

Thank you again for your time, looking forward to hear your opinions!

Robert

Is it possible to have a 1-, a 2- and a 3-vanishing-point perspective object in one room? I’d like to know this out of curiosity and for understanding and teaching drawing.

More specifically, I would like to know, whether it is possible to produce a drawing of a room with classic 1-point central perspective (i.e. Da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper) and fill it with objects that are drawn in 2- and 3- point perspective, while still making sense, as in depicting a human’s impression in an idealized way without the objects contradicting each other.

1)

I imagine the following might be possible:

You put a box into the room, on the ground. The box is perfectly parallel on each side to the room and therefore follows the same single vanishing point while having two non-vanishing axes. Now you rotate the box around itself (ie 40°), like a bottle head, while still having it sit on the ground and remain one non-vanishing axis. Now the box follows two vanishing points, that probably lay outside of the room/image, in case of the last supper motive.

Check: Is this correct or is there no “right way” of drawing a 2-point box into a 1-point room?

2)

If the above assumption is correct, would rotating the box around another axis, by momentarily putting it on one corner like a Dreidel, create a 3-point perspective look, with 3 vanishing points surrounding the box?

3)

Is there any other way one might put all 3 linear perspectives into one image without using tricks such as attaching/stitching a 3-point scene to the top and bottom of the room, as it’s done in Disney movies? That would be a contradiction between 1 and 3 vanishing points, as the walls either follow 1 or 3.

Example (actually slightly rounded additionally):

http://one1more2time3.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/dance-of-hours-aaa.jpg[/PLAIN] [Broken]

Thank you again for your time, looking forward to hear your opinions!

Robert

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