Foreshortening is the technique of depicting an object or body in a way that creates the illusion of depth and projection in a picture.

Foreshortening is a fine art technique that conveys the way objects or subjects appear to recede in space as perceived by the eye. It plays a crucial role in linear perspective drawing, creating the illusion of depth in two-dimensional art. Perspective, on the other hand, is a method for representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface, and foreshortening is one of its techniques, involving the shortening of objects to depict perspective.

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