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The Invention of Perspective and the Transition from the Sacred to the Religious

School of Architecture and Building Engineering, UPCT—Politechnical University of Cartagena, 30201 Cartagena, Spain
Academic Editors: Manuel Lázaro Pulido and Ricardo Piñero Moral
Religions 2021, 12(10), 818; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12100818
Received: 14 July 2021 / Revised: 24 September 2021 / Accepted: 24 September 2021 / Published: 28 September 2021
Many historical events and scientific and artistic discoveries took place at the twilight of the Late Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance. The great majority of them enabled the birth of individualism and the objectification of reality. This was decisively influenced by the devaluation of the oral and the prioritization of the visual. The priority of sight as a sovereign form of knowledge had in the invention of perspective one of its most unquestionable foundations. All of this caused a change in mentality that, in the field of aesthetics, gave rise to a new conception of the artist and his authorship and, undoubtedly, to the prevalence of the religious and devotional over the sacred. View Full-Text
Keywords: perspective; geometry; religious; saint; Renaissance perspective; geometry; religious; saint; Renaissance
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