Proportions of the Figure

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Proportions of the Figure

  1. 1. Proportions Human FigureMeasuring and Siting
  2. 2. Proportion RatioProportion refers to the comparative relationship of size.It can be expressed using a mathematical ratio and canbe observed by comparing: • One form to another • One part to the whole
  3. 3. Proportion RatioIdeal Proportions and ConventionThe notion of “correct” proportion is oftenbased on familiarity, norms, andconvention.Ideals can relate to the humanbody and accepted beliefs ofphysical beauty, or to the designof common objects. Junya Nutanake. Lace ruff collar. Comme des Garçons.
  4. 4. Ideal
  5. 5. Measuring Using Pencil
  6. 6. Plotting the Figure’s Proportions
  7. 7. Distortion of the Figure’s Proportions
  8. 8. ElongationParmigianinoMadonna with the Long Neckc. 1535-1540
  9. 9. Alberto Giacometti s figurestands 12 heads high. Theloss in natural proportion ismade up in expressive power.
  10. 10. Contemporary: Jenny Saville
  11. 11. Contemporary: John Currin

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