Teacher Resources

Ryan Sluggett

Leisure Centre, 2004
Video Interview

"It is better to paint from memory, for thus your work will be your own; your sensation, your intelligence, and your soul will triumph over the eye of the amateur... Do not finish your work too much."
- Paul Gauguin

Sluggett expressed in the video that Gauguin was an artist he admired a great deal and this quote confirms Sluggett's process!

Essential Questions

  • How can different kinds of perspective be combined in one work?
  • Can spatial illusionism be achieved sculpturally?


  • What is Renaissance perspective?
  • What is spatial illusionism?
  • What is chiaroscuro?
  • What is sfumato?

Suggested Activity

  • Create a work of art using two kinds of perspective. Will it be a painting or a sculpture?