frontality


Related to frontality: ostiate, articulite

frontality

(frənˈtælɪtɪ)
n
(Art Terms) fine arts a frontal view, as in a painting or other work of art
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With their powerful frontality, the layers of Owens's paintings--grids, letters, strokes, all stacked parallel to the picture plane--might also remind us of the windows on computer screens.
Strict frontality is clearly evidenced in Parthian but also Early Byzantine art.
Therefore, Ceravolo has the ability to adhere to formalism concepts in his exploration of spatial frontality.
Matter-of-factness (tonal frontality, straightforwardness) tames excess, limits grandiosity and prevents (I hope
1) Following such precedents as Plato in the Timaeus, Crooke says that standing upright allows human beings not only a spatial access to the divine that distinguishes them from their bestial counterparts, but it also realigns the features and the sensory organs into a characteristically human frontality.
As for The Gospel, Steimatsky views its sacral style, a crucial and complex aspect of which is frontality, in relation to the Italian tradition, tracing it back to the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, in the religious paintings of Giotto, Masaccio, and Piero della Francesca (138-60).
The face in an icon confronts one directly; in this respect the Warsaw Ghetto photograph's image of a boy looking vaguely in our direction, rather than directly at us, becomes the crucial dilution of iconic frontality that creates the secular icon.
These last two actions are facilitated by the frontality of the svarups - another feature they share with temple images - and the accentuation of faces and eyes by the elaborate make-up (figure 8).
Rigid frontality signified the bluntness and 'naturalness' of a culturally unsophisticated class and had a history which predated photography" (35-36).
Her figures, mostly heads, are composed of rounded, simplified forms presented with self-contained frontality.
All the more odd, and contrasting in this respect, is the static frontality of the singers' direction, as if Deflo intended to read Manon back into its historical milieu, the Regency.
To be sure, it is choreography mesmerizing in its capacity to be at once balletic and pugilistic; but because the film, more generally, is extrospective in orientation--is grounded in a frontality that ministers to pictorial intelligibility--City Lights is also undeniably more accessible across the orality-literacy continuum.