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Foreshortened body [was--Re: drawing bicycles.....]


From: Maggie White (mwhiteaz_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jul 25 2002 - 12:31:55 PDT

Judie wrote:
> Sounds like a terrific approach to "foreshortening". There's a famous
> "Rennaissance"--I think--drawing of a body drawn from the bottom of the foot
> looking forward to the head. Sorry, I can't recall the artist at the moment.
> Judie

You're probably thinking of Mantegna's The Dead Christ ca. 1466, a real
masterpiece of foreshortening. I just happened to have that very page
open on my desk.

Maggie, updating her notes for the art history class