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aerial perspective

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noun
  1. a technique of rendering depth or distance in painting by modifying the tone or hue and distinctness of objects perceived as receding from the picture plane, especially by reducing distinctive local colors and contrasts of light and dark to a uniform light bluish-gray color.
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Origin of aerial perspective

First recorded in 1725–35
Also called atmospheric perspective.
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British Dictionary definitions for aerial perspective

aerial perspective

noun
  1. a means of indicating relative distance in terms of a gradation of clarity, tone, and colour, esp blueAlso called: atmospheric perspective
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