Hogarth's line


Definition of Hogarth's line

: an S-shaped line used for decorative and compositional purposes especially in painting and engraving

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History and Etymology for Hogarth's line

after William Hogarth, who considered it the essence of beauty

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“Hogarth's line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hogarth%27s%20line. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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