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the enclosed area or objects in an artwork. they may suggest recognizable objects or nonrepresentational shapes
positive space
the space not occupied by an object or figure, but circulating in and around it contributing to the total effect of the composition
negative space
the flat surface or plane that the artist organizes the picture in
picture plane
a technique in which the artist created the illusion of depth by placing one object over another
overlapping
A technique in which the artist places an object lower in the picture plane to make it appear closer to us than another object that is placed higher
high-low placement
A technique of creating the illusion of depth on a flat surface. All parallel lines receding into the distance are drawn to converge at one or more vanishing points on the horizon line. In one-point linear perspective, receding lines converge to one vanishing point. In two-point perspective, receding lines converge to two vanishing points
linear perspective
A point on the eye-level line, toward which parallel lines are made to recede and meet in perspective drawing
vanishing point
A way to show three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface, using one vanishing point. One object faces the viewer; the lines defining other objects in the artwork recede at an angle to a single vanishing point on the horizon line
one point perspective
A way to show three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface, using two vanishing points and two sets of converging lines to represent forms. These forms are seen from an angle and have two receding side. Two dimensions appear to recede: width and depth
two point perspective
A horizontally drawn line that is even with the viewers eye. In landscape scenes it can be the actual horizon line, but it can also be drawn in still life
eye-level
The diminishing of color intensity to lighter and duller hues to give the illusion of distance
aerial perspective
the space and point of view for a picture, as determined by the picture's horizontal and vertical borders
framing
An oval shape produced by drawing an elongated circle so that it appears to be viewed from an angle. A foreshortened circle that is longer in one dimension then it is in the other
ellipse
Start point of view of the artist
horizon line
In linear perspective, lines that represent the parallel edges of an object; these may be drawn to converge to a single vanishing point
converging line
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