I find it very interesting that it took humans so long to understand perspective. It's not a terribly hard concept (contrast this with the fact that differential calculus came only 200 years later). I wonder what exactly was so special about the 13th, 14th, and 15th century that made people suddenly realize that lines converge to a vanishing point.

I find it very interesting that it took humans so long to understand perspective. It's not a

terriblyhard concept (contrast this with the fact that differential calculus came only 200 years later). I wonder what exactly was so special about the 13th, 14th, and 15th century that made people suddenly realize that lines converge to a vanishing point.