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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 previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (2015)

by Ian Chilvers

academy figure A careful painting or drawing (usually about 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 (2004)

by Ian Chilvers

academy figure. A careful painting or drawing (usually about half life-size) from the nude human figure made as an exercise, typically in an art school or academy. The figure is usually ...

Google previewCentury Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Including Atlas of the World and Cyclopedia of Names

Academy figure, academy study, an academic study; a drawing or painting of the human figure, especially of the nude, made for practice only.

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 previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

AcADEMY Figure, a drawing of a naked man or wo. 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 previewA London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge : Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams by Thomas Curtis

ACADEMY FIGURE, in painting, isatechnical name for an outline of the human subject ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. (1773)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica

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 Acadia, 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, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

The ' Antichita ACADEMY FIGURE d'Ereolano, published by the Herculanean Academy of Naples. 10.

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