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Picture Plane:

The front boundary of an illusionist picture acting like an imaginary sheet of glass between the viewer and the world of the picture.

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Linear Perspective:

A formulaic system for the creation of the illusion of 3D space on a 2D surface employing parallel line convergence.

3

Orthagonals:

Lines in linear perspective that appear to converge to the vanishing point, but which would be parallel in reality.

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Contrapposto:

Stance in human figurative rendering in which the parts of the body are placed asymmetrically in opposition to each other, such that one leg is bent at the knee and the other is locked.