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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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At this moment I am working on a number of curved picture planes, trying to figure out how they register and interact through stereoscopic photography.
He suggests that the picture plane can be active rather than submissive, "critical in the way it accepts, modifies or rejects the projection upon it" (Chard 2005: 24).
We may stay indifferent and uninvolved as we gaze at the surface of the picture plane and into the depth of the construction based on linear perspective.
The disjunctive locations and displaced temporalities that formally structure the world of the work - people come and go - enable us to envisage the picture plane as inscribed in a movement that shifts the perceptual and evaluative balance between the canonical and the hybrid, peripheral and central, refusing to settle the question one way or another.
Scholz has in particular been influenced by the work of those American abstractionists who banished spatial illusion from the picture plane by applying color directly and flatly to the painting surface, with the aim of achieving a timeless absolute that would render all further paintings superfluous.