Sara Jacobovici en Perspective, beBee in English Owner • Creative Arts Therapies Services 29/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +500

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It all depends.....Image credit: Linkedin

Perspective seems to be my word of the month but I suspect it’s been around much longer and is here to stay.

I love the fact that a visual description is attached to a point of view. Especially since perspective is a “technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye”. I love to read “might” appear to the eye. It means that a perspective is a possibility. I also love the fact that perspective makes it possible for us to experience a third dimension of a two dimensional surface.

The following is taken from It offers a definition and an example. I left the last one open as an invitation to you to fill in the blanks. I hope you do and share your perspective.

Perspective;  noun

1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface.

Compare aerial perspective, linear perspective.

2. a picture employing this technique, especially one in which it is prominent:

an architect's perspective of a house.

3. a visible scene, especially one extending to a distance; vista:

a perspective on the main axis of an estate.

4. the state of existing in space before the eye:

The elevations look all right, but the building's composition is a failure in perspective.

5. the state of one's ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful interrelationship:

You have to live here a few years to see local conditions in perspective.

6. the faculty of seeing all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship:

Your data is admirably detailed but it lacks perspective.

7. a mental view or prospect:
The (blank) perspective of (blank).

Two examples that can influence our perspectives:


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Ali Anani 29/11/2016 · #11

Great response @Sara Jacobovici-thank you and I agree

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Sara Jacobovici 29/11/2016 · #10

#5 Thank you @Ken Boddie! What a magnificent metaphor and so beautifully written. I look forward to incorporating this into future posts (with appropriate credit).

Sara Jacobovici 29/11/2016 · #9

#4 As always @Ali Anani, great question! Off the top of my head, I would say that if we start off with acquiring a false perspective, that becomes the building block for the illusion. So in a way, by tracing the illusion to its root perspective, we can gain a better understanding of where it comes from.

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Sara Jacobovici 29/11/2016 · #8

#3 I appreciate what you're saying @Tony Rossi because of the visual aspect of perspective; how we see things. This naturally leads to how we experience things and so on. Thanks for your contribution to the discussion.

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Sara Jacobovici 29/11/2016 · #7

#2 Very powerful statement and well articulated @Pascal Derrien. Thank you.

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Sara Jacobovici 29/11/2016 · #6

#1 I appreciate your response @Harvey Lloyd. Thank you.

Ken Boddie 29/11/2016 · #5

Thinking back to my younger engineering days, drafting on a board. In order to create a solid perspective image from a superficial plan and elevations, we need a point of convergence on the horizon for which to aim; a point to steer our lines towards and to create our third dimension. Similarly we need to look to our temporal horizon, forwards or backwards, and draw towards our point of convergence, if we are to gain mental perspective beyond a series of flat images. Thanks for the stimulation, Sara.

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Ali Anani 29/11/2016 · #4

Great and philosophical buzz @Sara Jacobovici- Great to include the great video.It is a must see. I wonder how do you relate perspectives to illusions!

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