foreshorten

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shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

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Where simply looking at Bridget Riley's early Op paintings famously gave viewers a headache, with Hughes the headache comes when you try to puzzle out their complexities (there are variations on the shapes of the constructions and not all are symmetrical), and such contradictions as the fact that when you move to one side it is the far wall, not the near one, which foreshortens.
Above it the digradato foreshortens the grid by extending the vertical lines back toward the principal point E.
56) Thus the same method that he used in the earlier book to foreshorten a chair [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 6 OMITTED] is employed to make an anamorphic image of a chair [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 7 OMITTED].