Behold a Different Perspective

Alien perceives

world’s perspective differs – looks

for truth’s horizon

 

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Perspective: “point of view”, in psychology, the choice of a context for opinions, beliefs and experiences.

 

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Conflict’s horizon –

stepping down peaceful path

fearful ignorance

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Perspectivism (German: Perspektivismus) is the term coined by Friedrich Nietzsche in developing the philosophical view (touched upon as far back as Plato‘s rendition of Protagoras) that all ideations take place from particular perspectives. This means that there are many possible conceptual schemes, or perspectives in which judgment of truth or value can be made.

 

 

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Perspective (from Latin: perspicere to see through) in the graphic arts is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are smaller as their distance from the observer increases; and that they are foreshortened, meaning that an object’s dimensions along the line of sight are shorter than its dimensions across the line of sight.

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The earliest art paintings and drawings typically sized many objects and characters hierarchically according to their spiritual or thematic importance, not their distance from the viewer, and did not use foreshortening. The most important figures are often shown as the highest in a composition, also from hieratic motives, leading to the “vertical perspective“, common in the art of Ancient Egypt, where a group of “nearer” figures are shown below the larger figure or figures. The only method to indicate the relative position of elements in the composition was by overlapping, of which much use is made in works like the Parthenon Marbles.

 

overlapping waves –

values in conflict grows large

weeping tsunami –

frozen tears slide down time’s face –

child’s smile of innocence scarred

  

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 Conflict Tracker Map March 30 2015

In about 1413 a contemporary of Ghiberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, demonstrated the geometrical method of perspective, used today by artists, by painting the outlines of various Florentine buildings onto a mirror. When the building’s outline was continued, he noticed that all of the lines converged on the horizon line.

All of the lines converged on the horizon line……. there was no difference for any of the viewers, regardless of age, gender, cultural background , political or religious beliefs.

 

take the hand of a child

lead them to truth, foreshorten

peaceful pathways  sight

 

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2 thoughts on “Behold a Different Perspective

    1. Thanks very much. The post grew out of the desire to share animated short and provide background & context to both the conceit of shifting visual perspective altering perspective on relationship with the Other.
      The technical information is derived from Wikipedia – hyperlinks lead back to the source material. I then added a bit of commentary & haiku along with visuals. 🙂

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