A Sense of Perspective

Times like these require a sense of perspective. On a lighter note, let’s talk about some artful perspective as seen at Rockefeller Center, New York City. For years, I’ve been looking up at this painting, which is on the ceiling of the main lobby.

The painter brilliantly used shadows on both sides so that no matter where you stand, it appears that you are looking up into the funnel. The figure holding the massive scales seems to shift his weight from one leg to the other as you walk across the lobby. Those taking a tour of NBC or Rockefeller Center are given an explanation of this. I always take guests to see it and the other paintings that are found of the walls in this area.

So, when things are going crazy, don’t forget that they’ve been crazy before and keep looking up. You never know what you’ll see.

Published in: on October 3, 2008 at 2:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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