Natural forms

Natural forms

Those forms that include artificial foliage as well as derivations of the acanthus leaf, flowers and fruit festoons; also animal forms, such as the lion and eagle, and human forms, such as heads and figures.
References in classic literature ?
Having passed through many changes, it found its natural form, and there it stopped.
But before I can resume my natural form, and take possession of the belongings of my forefathers, you must go out into the world and take service as a maidservant.'
Jinjur was prepared for this message, for the witch well understood, when her natural form was thrust upon her, that Glinda had discovered her trickery.
Thus far, we have spoken the truth concerning her as she appears at present, but we must remember also that we have seen her only in a condition which may be compared to that of the sea-god Glaucus, whose original image can hardly be discerned because his natural members are broken off and crushed and damaged by the waves in all sorts of ways, and incrustations have grown over them of seaweed and shells and stones, so that he is more like some monster than he is to his own natural form. And the soul which we behold is in a similar condition, disfigured by ten thousand ills.
She did not know that she had ever been a girl until she was restored to her natural form by a kind sorceress.
As the Orientals say, "A cur's tail may be warmed, and pressed, and bound round with ligatures, and after a twelve years' labor bestowed upon it, still it will retain its natural form." The only effectual cure for such inveteracies as these tails exhibit is to make glue of them, which I believe is what is usually done with them, and then they will stay put and stick.
Astley, and this young lady might easily take that figure for his real self--for the natural form of his heart and soul--instead of the mere cloak with which heredity has dowered him.
It is also the natural form in such a period as that of the Restoration, when literary life centers about a frivolous upper class who demand an easy and social form of entertainment.
'She is one of your lovely women, she is,' he pursued, when he had slowly restored his face to its natural form; 'and ready to be no friend to such as me, I know.
We are honored to present such work to the world." Penone is inspired by organic systems and natural forms -- including wood, stone, resin, and the human body -- believing in the connection between humans and nature.
Ms Cooper's part of the exhibition is largely based on still lives with a degree of abstraction based on natural forms such as plants and flowers.
Slowly but surely natural forms grow abstract--but ambiguously and incompletely.