Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Donato Bramente, Milan, Italy 1482
Fifteenth century artists were the first to discover the geometric principles of linear perspectives. Because of a site limitation, Bramante used these techniques to simulate a full choir behind the altar of this church, despite having an actual depth of only 3 ft. When the viewer enters one of the transepts, however, the illusion is revealed. Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Donato Bramente, Milan, Italy 1482
Fifteenth century artists were the first to discover the geometric principles of linear perspectives. Because of a site limitation, Bramante used these techniques to simulate a full choir behind the altar of this church, despite having an actual depth of only 3 ft. When the viewer enters one of the transepts, however, the illusion is revealed. Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Donato Bramente, Milan, Italy 1482
Fifteenth century artists were the first to discover the geometric principles of linear perspectives. Because of a site limitation, Bramante used these techniques to simulate a full choir behind the altar of this church, despite having an actual depth of only 3 ft. When the viewer enters one of the transepts, however, the illusion is revealed.

Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Donato Bramente, Milan, Italy 1482

Fifteenth century artists were the first to discover the geometric principles of linear perspectives. Because of a site limitation, Bramante used these techniques to simulate a full choir behind the altar of this church, despite having an actual depth of only 3 ft. When the viewer enters one of the transepts, however, the illusion is revealed.