Understanding the Influence of Viewpoint and Image Geometry in Linear Perspective Paintings to Enhance Embodied Interaction

  • Franziska Hannß
  • Rainer Groh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)


Museums are attracted by new technologies, for example tracking systems and multitouch displays. They try to include them into their concepts, to expand the access to the artifacts. The intention of this work appears out of the image geometry of a linear perspective painting. We assume that the position of the perspective painting on the wall should depend on the observer’s viewpoint. To prove this hypothesis we undertook an experiment with 20 participants and four perspective paintings. We detected a relevant connection between observer and the image geometry of the painting. Accordingly the observer, the room in front of the painting and the image itself are related together. Therefor this relation of the parameters is part of the research field of embodied interaction.


body movement embodied interaction image geometry perspective paintings interactive environments 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franziska Hannß
    • 1
  • Rainer Groh
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Media Design, Faculty of Computer ScienceTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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