Artists can create space in a composition through: 1. Placement-Objects high on the compositional plane are read as further away. Objects lower on the compositional plane are read as closer to us. 2. Overlapping-When one object or figure overlaps another we read spatial depth. 3. The use of warm and cool colors. Remember that warm colors advance and cool colors recede in the composition? 4. Converging parallel lines also create a feeling of depth. 5. Clarity and distortion-Objects that are clear are read closer to us. Blurry, fuzzy, objects are read as further away. Describe the sense of space in the painting of the week. The next clue is also important in helping us to understand the meaning in works of art.