David Schnell: Hover

Leipzig based David Schnell, who studied at the Art Academy of Leipzig, creates paintings that unsettle our sense of perception with their odd use of perspective and irrational architectural elements In Hochbahn 2001 , a highway overpass stretches above a scenic marsh with trees in the distance The overpass comes, seemingly out of the canvas, straight at us only to bLeipzig based David Schnell, who studied at the Art Academy of Leipzig, creates paintings that unsettle our sense of perception with their odd use of perspective and irrational architectural elements In Hochbahn 2001 , a highway overpass stretches above a scenic marsh with trees in the distance The overpass comes, seemingly out of the canvas, straight at us only to break apart unexpectedly before reaching its vanishing point Schnell, with his reliance on foreshortening and his attention to detail in the landscapes that form his backgrounds, blends traditional architectural drafting techniques with realistic classical painting aesthetics As this monograph reveals, his works hinge on the use of central perspective, which is prominent in Renaissance art and which causes the horizon to become the most important element in the painting, both in terms of composition and content.
David Schnell Hover Leipzig based David Schnell who studied at the Art Academy of Leipzig creates paintings that unsettle our sense of perception with their odd use of perspective and irrational architectural elements

  • Title: David Schnell: Hover
  • Author: David Schnell Bettina Ruhrberg Cheryl Hartup
  • ISBN: 9783775721295
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
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