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foreshortenings

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  • n. Plural form of foreshortening.

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Examples

  • From every angling of they open multiform foreshortenings, cuts vetrati and spatial interpenetration and views.

    Coni Rovesci by Duilio Damilano

  • Top Picks London Photography The Russian artist Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) made the "Revolution in Photography," showing at the Hayward, Southbank Centre, by the simplest of means: inventing a new and sometimes shocking vocabulary of camera positions, with severe foreshortenings of perspective and close-ups that were usually surprising.

    A New Angle on Photography

  • In Minkowski space-time the mutual contractions of yardsticks and the mutual slowing of clocks become mere perspective foreshortenings.

    RELATIVITY

  • More simple foreshortenings of time are found in many playlets where the effect of an hour-or-more of events is compressed into the average twenty minutes.

    Writing for Vaudeville

  • And as still safer foreshortenings, note the quickness with which Fred Saltus enters after Miss Carey goes to bed leaving

    Writing for Vaudeville

  • In the case of foreshortenings, the eye, unaided by this blocking out, is always apt to be led astray.

    The Practice and Science of Drawing

  • These perspectives and foreshortenings are a great barrier between peoples.

    Public Opinion

  • To have nothing new or personal wherewith to fill up form, only develop the technique in soaring fancies, break-neck foreshortenings, powerful effects of light and shade, and cunningly thought-out compositions.

    Jenny: A Novel

  • He could not equal the drawing of Michelangelo, whom he took for his model, but he emphasized its defects by exaggerating the anatomical outlines and foreshortenings.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Its fugitive slanting lines, that lent themselves to all manner of tender tilts and foreshortenings, had the freakish grace of some young head of the Italian comedy.

    The Reef; a novel

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