isocephaly


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isocephalism, isocephaly

the characteristic of depicting heads of figures at the same level, as in a painting. — isocephalic, isocephalous, adj.
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isocephaly

(in classical Greek art) A technique which poses groups of figures at the same height, regardless of the action or purpose of each figure.
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In Thomas with Measuring Stick, 1984, the isocephaly of varied men, measured under the nose by a maulstick or limbo bar, finds an enforced uniformity for the doubting measurer.