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SPACE-The   Third   Visual   Element   Clue

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.


CLUE   #4-The   Visual   Element   of   SHAPE

Shapes can be geometrical. They can be biomorphic, those shapes commonly found in nature. What kinds of shapes do you find in the painting, round, square, triangular, rectangular? Shapes can also be distorted for expressive purposes by the artist.

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