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picture plane

An imaginary transparent plane, coexistent with the drawing surface, on which the image of a three-dimensional object is projected and on which all lines can be measured and drawn to exact scale.
See also: Perspective projection

picture plane

In perspective drawing, a plane upon which can be projected a system of lines or rays from an object to form an image or picture.
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They break up the picture plane in a similar fashion to the first one.
From this vantage point, many of Rubenstein's assertions about the provisionality, or the eternal doubt, of painting don't exactly acknowledge the way in which Jackson Pollock's opening of the picture plane can be in service of a performative act, or that artists such as Yves Klein and Janine Antoni have since made this possibility explicit.
The illustrations accompanying this essay are photographic reproductions of drawings made in an attempt to reconsider the conventions of the picture plane in architectural drawing (12).
objects occupy higher positions on the picture plane. And I don't
The shattering of space and flattening of the picture plane initiated by Cezanne is of at least equal importance to abstraction as neo-impressionism was.
Getting students to think of shapes as gray tones that interact to create visual excitement on a picture plane can be challenging since most want to go right to color.
It is rambling and repetitious, and a little strange in the sense that it leaves the impression that when the picture plane is not Alberti's window, it might be Alice's looking glass.
A pieta as expressive and haunting as any Medieval version fills the picture plane. Mary's half-length figure holds a smaller Christ in her lap.
From his early life onwards, he seems to have been fascinated with the problem of covering the whole picture plane although this preoccupation did not come to dominate his art until 1937.
By contrast, What Decomposes Is Nature has an excessive quality: Green leaves, sprigs of fir, dry branches, and orange winter cherries fill the picture plane without any apparent compositional order.
The picture plane fizzes and buzzes with super-charged action disguising to some extent the length of the text, which offers plenty of reading practice.
This further suggests that by making color the focus of the work, she allows it to function rhythmically across the picture plane in a way that is quite different from Op Art, in which color clashed in such a way as to suggest an illusion in front of the painting.