Trends in Architectural 3D Visualization
Flashback: history of ﬁne arts
It is easy to identify the main periods in the history of landscape painting...
Egyptian Book of the Dead
Author: Jan Van Eyck
The second period would be called "decoration" or "styling" of nature: Byzantine art, medieval art, Italian trecento. I would be amiss if I didn't add that around the 14th and 15th centuries painting was at a sharp turning point - the Renaissance.
Around the 1420s everybody all of a sudden became much better at drawing. As a vivid example of the time - Jan Van Eyck, the master of Bruges, the Flemish painter of the early Renaissance, and his painting "Arnolﬁni Portrait".
Why did images suddenly become so realistic and detailed, with a light and volume in the paintings? This I propose to the reader to ﬁgure out - it shouldn't be diﬃcult at all with current capabilities. The analogy with 3D shows the emergence of 3D realism in 2002- 2006.
Paintings convey the small corners of the rural landscape in certain weather and lighting conditions. With the means of tonal painting, the idea of the aerial perspective is created, a humid atmosphere, the scattered silvery light and the material unity of nature.
In the analogy with 3D graphics, 2006 - 2010 is a further development of realism, smoothly transferred into 3D impressionism, which began in 2010 and coincides in the analogy with Dutch paintings.
Woodland road. Author: Meindert Hobbema, 1670