orthogonal lines

orthogonal lines

[ȯr′thäg·ən·əl ′līnz]
(mathematics)
Lines which are perpendicular.
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A visible system of orthogonal lines calls attention to the drawing's one-point perspective; notably a technique used to create the illusion of depth on a flat surface, the lines are here actually carved out of paper by a laser, suggesting cartoon-style rays emanating from a detonation that has already caused books to fly off the shelves.
This set of less visible orthogonal lines appears to have been engraved first, as the more prominent lines are unbroken at the intersection of the two lines.
The orthogonal lines noted in the first object are more questionable in this second object, although there appears to be at least one clearly engraved orthogonal line near one edge of the piece (near the top of Figure 3).
The little building is intended to be both a reminder and a gesture of reconciliation, and its orthogonal lines suddenly emerge out of a meadow.
Those familiar with Farah Atassi's work will recognize in her latest group of paintings the strong orthogonal lines that lend themselves well to her signature tiled and bricked interiors.
The belly-like ceiling subtly dissolves the orthogonal lines of the room, subconsciously focusing attention on the void between the judges and the representatives of the judged.
Each object became an element within a Poussinian landscape, organized so that objects proportionally diminished in size and so that orthogonal lines receded to a common vanishing point, as the laws of perspective prescribe.
Everything is inexorably out of alignment: The thin brass or stainless-steel bars bend imperceptibly because of their own weight, and the orthogonal lines, made elastic, negate the geometric fixity of the walls, subverting the spatial order and disorienting the viewer.

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