This chapter examines Peake's shifting perspectives or viewpoints as reflected in his work. In his graphic works, his portraits respect the classic distances – head and shoulders, seated, or full length – and the angle of view is slightly raised or lowered. Peake's illustrations, on the other hand, often introduce a sense of tension and drama by raising the point of view to 12 or 15 feet above the ground. In his books, he employs a wide range of viewpoints, with significant variations: the longer the text, the more extreme the views.
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