Art Glossary: Horizon Line

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Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Horizon Line." ThoughtCo, Jul. 21, 2013, Boddy-Evans, Marion. (2013, July 21). Art Glossary: Horizon Line. Retrieved from Boddy-Evans, Marion. "Art Glossary: Horizon Line." ThoughtCo. (accessed September 26, 2017).


In 'real life', the horizon is where the land (or sea) and sky meet. In painting perspective, it's the level your eyes are at, an imaginary line to which things recede. It's important to know where it is if you're painting a realistic scene, and it needs to be put in straight, as you need to apply perspective rules to the objects in relation to this.

Also Known As: eye-level