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


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 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
>> 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