Life size

DEFINITION

A sculpture term, it references figure works that are made the actual size of the model. Source: Ralph Mayer, "A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques"<br><br>Full-scale.Examples: Egypt, between 1991 and 1928 BCE (early 12th Dynasty), Large Statue of Nakhti, Assiout, acacia wood, 1.785 x (width of base) 49.5 x 1.10 m, Louvre.Mark Tansey (American, 1949-), The Innocent Eye Test, 1981, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Mark Tansey is known particularly for his monochromatic paintings which are often humorous mock-historical scenes that refer to art historical subjects and concern art criticism. This picture depicts a group of official looking men observing and recording a cow&#39;s reaction to a life-size painting of two cows. The men are dressed in lab coats and corporate suits, and with the exception of one man holding a mop, they are all wearing eyeglasses. The cow is looking at an actual painting: Paulus Potter (Dutch, 1625-1654), The Young Bull, 1647. See pastoral.

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