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- n. The quality or state of being frontal
Their imminent frontality is buoyant and percussive -- somewhere between a wall of water and a wall of flame.
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.
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.
Puryear used a u-shaped sequence of rooms which visitors can enter from either direction, emphasizing the lack of frontality in his sculpture.