foreshortened


foreshortened
foreshortened UK [fɔː(r)ˈʃɔː(r)t(ə)nd] US [fɔrˈʃɔrt(ə)nd] adjective
if something in a picture is foreshortened, it seems shorter or smaller than it is
Thesaurus: words used to describe lengthhyponym length and widthsynonym

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  • foreshortened — fore|short|ened [fo:ˈʃo:tnd US fo:rˈʃo:rtnd] adj formal 1.) objects, places etc that are foreshortened appear to be smaller, shorter, or closer together than they really are ▪ Viewed from high up, their bodies were oddly foreshortened. 2.) ended… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foreshortened — adjective objects, places etc that are foreshortened appear to be smaller, shorter, or closer together than they really are: Some of the figures are oddly foreshortened, giving the picture a disturbing quality. foreshorten verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • foreshortened — fore|short|ened [ fɔr ʃɔrtnd ] adjective if something in a picture is foreshortened, it seems shorter or smaller than it is …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foreshortened — UK [fɔː(r)ˈʃɔː(r)t(ə)nd] / US [fɔrˈʃɔrt(ə)nd] adjective if something in a picture is foreshortened, it seems shorter or smaller than it is …   English dictionary

  • foreshortened — adj. drawn in perspective, having the appearance of depth; shortened, reducedv. draw in perspective to give the appearance of depth; shorten, minimize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foreshortened image —    looking at a standing man, from a vantage above his headforeshortening    A way of representing a subject or an object so that it conveys the illusion of depth so that it seems to thrust forward or go back into space. Foreshortening s success… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • foreshortened preceding ray — in some acanthopterygians, a condition where the base of the ventral procurrent ray immediately anterior to the posteriormost ventral procurrent ray is shortened and and overlaps less with the haemal spine or other supporting bones than do its… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Perspective distortion (photography) — foreshortened. At very small values (not shown, as the camera would lie inside the object), light rays are nearly perpendicular, resulting in lines that normally appear perpendicular seeming to converge upon a single point.In photography and… …   Wikipedia

  • foreshorten — [[t]fɔː(r)ʃɔ͟ː(r)t(ə)n[/t]] foreshortens, foreshortening, foreshortened 1) VERB To foreshorten someone or something means to draw them, photograph them, or see them from an unusual angle so that the parts of them that are furthest away seem… …   English dictionary

  • Thematic development of Italian Renaissance painting — This article about the development of themes in Italian Renaissance painting is an extension to the article Italian Renaissance painting, for which it provides additional pictures with commentary. The works encompassed are from Giotto in the… …   Wikipedia


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