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

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From: Judie (judiej50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 28 2002 - 06:00:32 PDT


Maggie, that's it, exactly!!!! Thanks for backing me up with the
information. That image is etched in my memory, but I can never remember
the artist. Thanks for sharing.

Judie

>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

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