Clive Head: An Artist’s Perspective

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Take a tour of the National Gallery’s collection with artist Clive Head: discover how painters throughout history have constructed architecture and space.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'Dido Building Carthage', 1815

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Clive Head examines Turner's use of perspective. Is the scene created here really as conventional as first appearances might suggest?

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Dido building Carthage
Joseph Mallord William Turner