Articles in Category: Raphael Eisenberg

Eisenberg’s Space

Written on December 18, 2005

Five on a Plate (1989), oil painting by Raphael Eisenberg Courtesy Chassidic Art Institute

Space is created in the visual arts in a multitude of ways.  Illusionistic space was invented in the Renaissance and continues to be depicted in contemporary realism. This method creates the impression of looking through a window and seeing an ordered progression of objects, those closest the largest and diminishing in size as distance increases, all converging on one or more points on the horizon.