Many of the cave paintings at Lascaux show the animals with heads in profile, but with horns facing forward. This is an example of what convention of representation? – 2017

Many of the cave paintings at Lascaux show the animals with heads in profile, but with horns facing forward. This is an example of what convention of representation?

twisted perspective

Lascaux’s artists were also extremely adept at capturing the vitality of the animals depicted. They did this by using broad, rhythmic outlines around areas of soft colouring. Typically, animals are depicted in a slightly twisted perspective, with their heads shown in profile but with their horns or antlers painted from the front. The result is to imbue the figures with more visual power. The combined use of profile and frontal perspective is also a common feature of Mesopotamian art and Egyptian art.

intertwine
verb
past tense: intertwined; past participle: intertwined
  1. twist or twine together.
    “a net made of cotton intertwined with other natural fibres”
    synonyms: entwine, interweave, interlace, interthread, interwind, intertwist, twist, coil, twirl, ravel,lace, braid, plait, knit;

    rareconvolute
    “a wreath of laurel, intertwined with daffodils”
    • connect or link (two or more things) closely.
      “as with most traditions, fact and fiction have become inextricably intertwined”

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