.Foreshortening Assignment Challenge: Create an art piece that uses foreshortening as a key component in the composition. Think about distortion and perspective in the space. Use color to enhance the feeling of the subject matter coming out of the picture plane. Exaggeration and the illusion of depth is key for the success of this project. fore•short•en: 1. To shorten the lines of (an object) in a drawing or other representation so as to produce an illusion of projection or extension in space
Goals: Choose a challenging point of view from which to create your piece. Familiarize yourself with the correct way to see in order to draw to overcome inhibitions of such a challenging approach while observing a foreshortened figure.
Limits: Must be in color. Work large enough to create a feeling of depth. Artists to Examine: (Choose one to research and write about in your sketchbook, show examples of their work and give your opinion about their style and work) Marc Chagall Jan Van Eyck Giovanni Bellini Deborah Butterfield Mary Frank Nancy Graves Rogier Van Der Weyden Andre Derain Camille Pissaro
Suggestions: Arrange a group of objects, one of which has a greater length and projection towards the observer. Magnify the length of this object so that it seems to reach the limit of, or beyond, the format. The other objects will occupy their normal spatial position. Utilize depth of field when observing your subject. Use color combinations that enhance the object around which you’re concentrating. Think about the subject placement. See student examples; please do not copy--gather inspiration!