Definition of Foreshortening

1. n. Representation in a foreshortened mode or way.



Definition of Foreshortening

1. Noun. (arts) A technique for creating the appearance that the object of a drawing is extending into space by shortening the lines with which that object is drawn. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of foreshorten) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foreshortening

1. foreshorten [v] - See also: foreshorten

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Literary usage of Foreshortening

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1. Elements of Physics; Or, Natural Philosophy, General and Medical: Comoprised by Neil Arnott (1856)
"Perhaps the most important case of foreshortening is when the eye looks more or less obliquely along an extensive plane surface, the general surface of the ..."

2. Wood Carving: Design and Workmanship by George Jack (1903)
"IN RELIEF Intelligible Background Outline Better than Confused foreshortening—Superposition of Masses. I HAVE spoken of the necessity for careful ..."

3. Applied Perspective, for Architects and Painters by William Pitt Preble Longfellow (1901)
"We need to bear in mind the distinction between graphical foreshortening and ... Its construction provides duly for its foreshortening when it is seen from ..."

4. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Entertaining and skilful effects of suggested foreshortening have frequently ... The best proof of the ugliness of violent foreshortening is that even when ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"On Wilton's Theory respecting ike asserted foreshortening of the inner side of the Penumbra: of the Solar Spots when near the Sun's Limb, ..."

6. Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities by Shearjashub Spooner (1865)
"foreshortening. 'foreshortening is the art of representing figures and objecte as they appear to the eye, viewed in po sitions varying from the ..."

7. A General View of the Fine Arts, Critical and Historical by Ludlow, Miss, Daniel Huntington (1851)
"foreshortening. discovered a figure drawn on a smooth stone by Giotto, and was so much struck with it, that he took him from the fields and instructed him ..."

8. Vasari on Technique: Being the Introduction to the Three Arts of Design by Giorgio Vasari (1907)
"Of the foreshortening of Figures looked at from beneath, and of those on the Level. ... OUR artists have had the greatest skill in. foreshortening figures, ..."

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