Uccello and Tintoretto were Renaissance artists exploring perspective
Is this how Uccello found it –
or what led Tintoretto
to hang models acutely
on his canvas or altar piece?
Just two candles
a red one nearer – at eye level,
resting on an inverted coffee lid,
a blue one on a holder – Norwegian souvenir –
its vertical path a land fault,
disrupting the red on a relief map.
They yield enough to write
with the drama of shadows,
while there’s something to be said
of the phenomenon –
innate mystery –
through musing which must follow.
The Norwegian stand emphasizes
the blue of that blue –
which blue - the right tone for Oslo?
And the red?
Two straight lines, a third dimension –
perhaps Uccello saw it like that.