The Photographic Fallacy

The Photographic Fallacy


This is a fallacy of equivocation, I have been playing with this image, misleading your visual perception.

Here I am showing a close-up of a classical greek sculpture which is in Le Louvre museum in Paris.
It was fun to use colours in order to emphase this perfectly proportioned figure of the Hellenistic period.

This was the time when sculptors were using a combination of Contrapposto and “in the round” compositions (intended to be seen from multiple angles) creating more interesting and natural poses. 
The fundamental aim was to create fluidity within the pose by changing from the conventional parallels of the shoulders, hips and knees to sloping angles. 
These angles were much more comparable to the anatomy in real life, further emphasising naturalism and movement.

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