Two Point Perspective in Architecture

    Tyler Green at Modern Art Notes uses the exhibition of Carel Fabritius' View of Delft (1652) in Washington D.C. to discuss two-point perspective.

    "Carel Fabritius' View of Delft may be the greatest small painting in the world."
    -Tyler Green

    The painting normally hangs in London's National Gallery, but for now it's on view in "Dutch Cityscapes" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Tyler Green says,
    Instead of trying to answer the unanswerables (about its great mystery), I'm going to use Fabritius' masterpiece -- one of my favorite paintings anywhere -- as a way into pointing out how artists have remained fascinated with Fabritius' multi-point perspective.
    He points to Gustave Caillebotte's Paris Street; Rainy Day (1877),


    which I saw just yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago, along with a study for it by Caillebotte in the Art Institute's unforgettable Edvard Munch exhibition (which includes works by other artists.)

    Tyler then remembers another work of Impressionism,

    Childe Hassam's Rainy Day, Boston (1885), in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.

    Next Tyler posted a more contemporary work with multi-point perspective,

    Mark Grotjahn's Untitled (colored butterfly white background 6 wings)
    2004.

    Lovely. And of course, it got me thinking, where is two point perspective in architecture?

    The first piece I thought of is


    Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin (2001).

    I'll try to think of more examples. You too, and if you think of one, send it to me.

    Berlin Jewish Museum photo by my friend Quilian Riano
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