National Curriculum Subject Area/s: Art & Design, History of Art
Length of session: 1 hour
Max group size: 30 pupils


  • Explore and analyse a range of artworks from different times and cultures
  • Knowledge and understanding about how and when the rules of perspective were developed
  • Develop observational skills
  • Compare and contrast a range of artworks
  • Knowledge and understanding of specific artists


In this session students will explore objects and artworks to learn how the use of perspective in art has changed and developed across different cultures and times.

Objects and artworks include ancient  Assyrian relief sculptures, Early Italian Art, Renaissance paintings by Paulo Uccello and J.M.W. Turner’s painting The High Street, Oxford. The session concludes with more recent paintings, exploring how the conventions of perspective can be subverted.

Sessions can be tailored in discussion with the teacher to meet the needs of students.