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Foreshortening

 

in art, the reduction of depicted forms as required by the laws of perspective. In murals, foreshortening often conveys movement and space most effectively.

REFERENCE

Rathe, K. Die Ausdrucksfunktion extrem verkürzter Figuren. Leipzig, 1938.
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Because azimuth rotations are orthogonal to the line of sight, they, unlike elevation angle, do not foreshorten an entire image.
After reviewing proper body proportions on the human body the students were told that now they were going to study a foreshortened figure.
However, Baltrusaitis suggests that Niceron himself must have relied on Daniele Barbaro's "automatic method" to construct a model for anamorphic perspective.(51) In his Practica della Perspettiva, Barbaro sets up a system for figuring the foreshortening of objects.(52) One begins with a square called the perfetto, the top edge of which serves as the bottom edge of the proposed foreshortened image (in [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED], the perfetto is the square bcfg).
* PHYSICIAN'S DEFENSE The stenotic and foreshortened vagina was an unexpected result of the healing process after surgery.
In the first four days it resembled a satellite shadow, though foreshortened and not quite as black.
And, did any of them have a foreshortened life because Oxford NHS decided that treating a very sick 21 year-old was worth it?
There has been no official confirmation of the production, but insiders claim it will follow the mildly foreshortened run of Ronald Harwood's double-bill, "Taking Sides" and "Collaboration," which will close at the Duchess theater in midAugust, a week earlier than planned.
Crater rims become foreshortened or squashed into narrower ellipses until finally they're seen in profile at the edge, or limb, of the Moon.
The deep porte-cochere is greatly foreshortened and newly illuminated to better articulate the space and reinforce the building's street presence.
I saw her last foreshortened in her coffin, Propped like a puppet
Among the more conspicuous and unique differences between the new species and previously described congeners are the foreshortened adult antennae, the bowed instead of bent tarsal claws, the short empodia, the broad and completely setulose gonostylus, and the lamellate terminal segment of the larva.
Many well known proverbs, quotes and expressions have entered out vocabularies in a foreshortened, hence inaccurate, form.