Definition of Picture plane

1. Noun. The plane that is in the foreground of a drawing or painting; coextensive with but different from the objective surface of the work.

Group relationships: Linear Perspective, Perspective
Generic synonyms: Plane, Sheet

Definition of Picture plane

1. Noun. In art, the imaginary plane correspondent with the physical surface of a drawing, painting or print. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picture Plane

picture box
picture card
picture dictionaries
picture dictionary
picture element
picture frame
picture frame vertebra
picture framing
picture gallery
picture hat
picture message
picture messaging
picture molding
picture palace
picture paper
picture plane (current term)
picture postcard
picture rail
picture rails
picture show
picture taking
picture tube
picture window
picture writing

Literary usage of Picture plane

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"All lines parallel to the picture plane have their vanishing pointe at infinity ... We suppose the picture plane to be vertical. The projection of a line is ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"(3) That any surface parallel to the picture plane is represented in ... When a line is inclined to the picture plane, its vanishing point may be found by ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"It cuts the picture plane in a horizontal line AB called the ground line or base line or funda- mental line of the picture. A horizontal line 8V, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In the plan the picture plane must be supposed to pass through A|B|, ... 2. plane through the eye which я.в. cuts the picture plane in the horizon DD' be ..."

5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"By the same process the perspective of any line parallel to the picture plane may be found, as it is obviously parallel to the line itself. ..."

6. Euclid's Elements of Geometry by Henry Martyn Taylor (1895)
"It must not be assumed, however, that when two straight lines in the picture plane intersect the straight lines in space which are represented by the lines ..."

7. Architectural Drawing by Wooster Bard Field, Thomas Ewing French (1922)
"This imaginary plate or plane will hereafter be referred to as the picture plane and marked PP and its intersection with the ground will be called the ..."

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