giving a 2-dimensional picture a 3-dimensional appearance by making parts that are farther away look smaller than things that are close; or a picture drawn in such a manner
When train tracks are drawn with perspective, they appear to come together in the distance.
The artist intentionally breaks the rules of perspective.
Only for me, the long perspective of shades that set off one box from the next had suddenly snapped up, and I could see day after day after day glaring ahead of me like a white, broad, infinitely desolate avenue.
Sylvia Plath -- The Bell Jar
A quarter of an hour later he stopped before a large cabin, adorned with several clusters of streamers, the exterior walls of which were designed to represent, in violent colours and without perspective, a company of jugglers.
Jules Verne -- Around the World in 80 Days
And then Mother went away and I drew a picture of a bus using perspective so that I didn’t think about the pain in my chest and it looked like this….
Mark Haddon -- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time