Optical Illusions have been
around for quite sometime. Most illusions came about
in the 1400's, and still exist today.
There are many artist that have studied perspective, such artist are Leonardo
da Vinci and M.C. Escher.
Leonardo da Vinci was an
artist in the Renaissance who drew portraits such as the world famous Mona
Lisa which da Vinci spent 4 years painting. He also painted the widely
known Last Supper, which is still leaving
people amazed with the detail.
M.C. Escher was a dutch
graphic artist. He was born June 1898 and he died 1972. He
went to the School of Architecture and Decorative
Arts in Harlem. His famous drawings included
mystifying towns and other seemingly impossible items.
The Bauhaus was an influential
school of design. It was founded in Weimar, Germany in
1919 by the architect Walter Gropius. The teachers included many
famous artist such as Josef Alber. The Bauhaus
offered sources in painting, and sculpturing but specialized
in applied arts.
the Bauhaus moved to Dessau because of government hostility
in Weimar. It was closed by
the Nazis in 1932, and tried to reopen in 1933. It was closed
permanently later that year.