versus earlier visions of reality.
Albrecht Dürer, if not the founder of perspective, was the purveyor of perspective which made pictures make sense to reality. Thanks Al.
The above image seems simple, maybe good in its rendition, but normal. Not so. When Albrecht Durer produced it it was abnormal. Perspective was unknown to the intellectural world, the artistic world and the world at large. In the world of the time a road was as wide close to the viewer as it was on the horizen.
If you are unaware of Albrecht Durer, get right with yourself and observe genius. We owe today's vision to him.