isocephalic

isocephalic

In bas-relief, having the heads nearly on a horizontal line; esp. said of the heads of human figures in a frieze or band.
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Simone's communion of saints and angels seems to fill the ample space beneath the rectangular canopy, their heads and haloes forming gentle, arching lines that lead the eye back and around the celestial throne; in contrast, the isocephalic row of figures standing on either side of Lippo's Virgin forms a two-dimensional barrier.
Ada's Garden, 2000, in the Pace show--at ten by twenty feet, too big for even Katz's talent for deliberately vacuous enlargement--is a kind of isocephalic summing-up of the artist's career: a row of lookalike figures (essentially the same person with different clothes and haircuts, like the characters in the comic strip Rex Morgan, M.