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Academy figure

Definition of the noun Academy figure

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noun

  1. [context: painting] A drawing usually half life-size, in crayon or pencil, after a nude model.

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Academy figure: An academy figure is a drawing, painting or sculpture in a literal manner, of the nude human body using a live model, typically at half life size.

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Google previewRenaissance Art (1987)

A Topical Dictionary by Irene Earls

ACADEMY FIGURE. The academy figure is a drawing, statue, or painting, usually about half life size, of a nude figure executed solely as an exercise or for purposes of instruction and not as a work of art. There is a tradition of suitable poses ...

Google previewPhraseology (2008)

Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English's Best Expressions by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Arts and Sciences academy board is inexpensive board, made of cardboard, used as a surface for oil painting since the early nineteenth century, primarily for small paintings and sketches an academy figure is a drawing usually half life-size , ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

Academy figure, a drawing of a naked man or woman, taken from the life, which is usually done on paper with red or black chalk, and sometimes with pastils or crayons. ACAD1E, or Acadia, in geography, a name formerly given to Nova Scotia, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (2009)

by Ian Chilvers

academy figure 0.1500, the first formal art academy was not set up until 1563, when the Accademia del Disegno was founded in Florence. It was the brainchild of Giorgio *Vasari, whose aim was to emancipate artists from control by the guilds , ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

Academy Figure, a drawing of a naked man or woi man, taken from the life -, which is usually done on paper with red or black chalk, and sometimes with pastils or CRAYONS. ACADIE, or Acady, in Geography, a name formerly given to Nova ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

Academy Figure, a drawing of a naked man or woman, taken from the life ; which is usually done on paper with red or black chalk, and sometimes with pastils or CRAYONS. ACADIF/, orAcADY, in geography, a name formerly given to Nova ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Academy Figure, in painting, is a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Academy Figure, a drawing of a naked man or woman, taken from the life ; which is usually done on paper with red or black chalk, and sometimes with pastils or crayons. ACADIE, or Acady, in Geography, a name formerly given to Nova Scotia, ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica, or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled upon a new plan (1771)

in which the different sciences and arts are digested into distinct treatises or systems, and the various technical terms, etc. are explained as they occur in the order of the alphabet by Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

Academy figure, a drawing of a naked man or woman, taken from the life, which is usually done on paper with red or black chalk, and sometimes with pastils or crayons. ACAI}1E, or Acadia, in geography, a name formerly given to Nova Scotia, ...

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