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William Hogarth on Cabriole Legs

All good art, according to William Hogarth, includes the "S" shape (or, "line of beauty" found in cabriole legs.

Today, I’d like to talk about cabriole legs: Something of which I’ve made hundreds (at least), and haven’t thought much about in years.  While prepping for a recent carving class, I started looking at them again from the perspective of someone who hasn’t made many, if any at all. The first questions that come to mind[…]