What is meaning of "elongation art" in relation to painting?


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"Elongation art" refers to paintings that feature figures that are painted with their forms elongated much more than they are in reality. Elongation is a form of abstract art that often depicts the stretched forms of people or objects in nature.

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Among the artists who created elongation art was early 20th-century artist Amedeo Modigliani, who is renowned for his use of elongation in portraits as well as more abstract paintings. Some other artists known for using elongation in their paintings are modern African-American painter Ernie Barnes and Italian Renaissance artist Parmigianino, who is noted for the painting "Madonna of the Long Neck."

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