Saturday, July 12, 2008

Elements of Visual Art: Space

Space exists as an illusion in the graphic arts but in sculpture and architecture it is actually present.Techniques in Creating Space in Drawings or Paintings.
  1. Overlapping Planes. A way of suggesting depth is by overlapping planes or volumes.
  2. Variations in Size.
  3. Variations in Color.
  4. Position on the Picture Plane. In certain paintings the spatial representation is based upon the position of forms relative to the bottom of the frame.
  5. Perspective. Artist often try to show space relationships of things as they appear in real life. When they wish to do so, they use linear perspective and aerial perspective, both which make up what we call as perceptual perspective.


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