Text Books of Art Education; Book I- Volume 6
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...must be carefully studied. In the round table, the legs, as they meet the floor, seem to mark the corners of a square. The shape thus outlined is the shape that the bottom of a square or of any other square object would seem, when drawn in this position. The dotted lines in the sketch will suggest to you the way in which the placing of the legs may be determined. If the table had been turned so that the nearest leg was seen at an angle of forty-five degrees, the farthest leg would have been entirely hidden, and the legs on the right and left would have appeared to meet the floor on the same horizontal line. In the oblong table the proportions are different, but the principles involved are exactly the same. The long side of this table seems to be turned toward the observer more than the ends, and for this reason the long edges seem to slant less than the short edges. How many receding lines, counting the dotted lines that help to place the legs correctly, can you find converging to a point on the left? How many converge to a point on the right? Measure the nearer long edge of the table and see how it compares with the farther edge. How many of the rules given on page 59 would apply to this sketch of the oblong table? Which rule applies to the top of the round table? The chair has more edges than either the strawberry basket or the table, but there is no new principle involved. In this particular sketch, the chair was turned slightly, and the tops of the upright pieces that form two of the legs and part of the back were opposite the eyes. Beginning at the upper crosspiece, each horizontal edge appears to slant up; the lowest edge of all appears to slant most. From a table or chair of simple construction make a pencil-sketch. Draw in large size and...
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