Wednesday, 24 November 2010
There are a number of ways in painting to achieve the illusion of depth in space. Overlapping shapes and forms is one of the strongest ways to achieve space. Even though other art elements may seem more powerful, i.e. a white value shape, overlapping will take priority. Diagonal directions strongly suggest space. You can see this with linear perspective when diagonal lines converge at the horizon line (eye level). In my painting, Building in Landscape, the building overlaps the trees and this contributes to space. The building is in 2 point linear perspective. The lines and planes of the building move diagonally and converge at the horizon line also adding to a sense of space. The path is diagonal and changes from a thick to a thin shape and it forms a diagonal shape leading behind the building. In my prior post about India’s Maharaja Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario viewers see an emphasis on the picture plane and not depth in space. There are other art elements and techniques artists use to achieve depth in space.
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Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 03:18