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  • n. The quality or state of being frontal


frontal +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)


  • Their imminent frontality is buoyant and percussive -- somewhere between a wall of water and a wall of flame.

    The Lighthearted Abstract Expressionist

  • Poussin's protagonists are actors on a stage; the woman bending down to gather Phocion's ashes becomes a consciousness within the consciousness of the painting, her arched back set in a counterpoint with the upright frontality of temples and the great spreading power of the trees.

    The New Republic - All Feed

  • Düsseldorf school of photograph's codes and photographers such as Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, while pushing them to their ultimate stage: monumentality, frontality, absence of narration and time reference - ie impossibility to identify the season of the year or the time of the day; but instead of picturing an arrogant modernist building, only remains a pyramid of ruins.

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  • Puryear used a u-shaped sequence of rooms which visitors can enter from either direction, emphasizing the lack of frontality in his sculpture.


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