foreshortening


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fore·short·en

 (fôr-shôr′tn)
tr.v. fore·short·ened, fore·short·en·ing, fore·short·ens
1. To shorten the lines of (an object) in a drawing or other representation so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space.
2. To reduce the length of; curtail or abridge.

foreshortening

(fɔːˈʃɔːtnɪŋ)
n
1. the representation of a line, form, object, etc as shorter than actual length in order to give an illusion of recession or projection, in accordance with the laws of linear perspective
2. the shortening or condensing of something

foreshortening

Reducing or distorting in order to represent three-dimensional space as perceived by the eye, according to the rules of perspective.
Translations

foreshortening

[fɔːˈʃɔːtnɪŋ] Nescorzo m

foreshortening

References in classic literature ?
Then all shadows disappear, the foreshortening of perspective disappears, and all proofs become white-- a disagreeable fact: for this strange region would have been marvelous if reproduced with photographic exactness.
For these two men on the tower were left alone with the most terrible aspect of Gothic; the monstrous foreshortening and disproportion, the dizzy perspectives, the glimpses of great things small and small things great; a topsy-turvydom of stone in the mid-air.
Indeed, except in respect of staring about him (a branch of the public service to which the pictorial cherub is much addicted), this domestic cherub discharged as many odd functions as his prototype; with the difference, say, that he performed with a blacking-brush on the family's boots, instead of performing on enormous wind instruments and double-basses, and that he conducted himself with cheerful alacrity to much useful purpose, instead of foreshortening himself in the air with the vaguest intentions.
Several of the students modeled for the group as I circulated through the room, offering hints on proportion and placement, foreshortening and those points of reference that help the artist convince the viewer that a figure is seated and that their feet are really projected toward the viewer.
When objects stretch away into the distance, distortion by foreshortening increases.
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In using the work of Caravaggio, I show how he, in his Baroque manner, used diagonals and foreshortening to bring viewers into the picture plane and engaged us visually by leading us in and around the lights and darks.
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learn and apply the basic principles of foreshortening necessary to draw an astronaut floating in space.