2 - Space, Balance, and Emphasis

2 - Space, Balance, and Emphasis - (EOA) Space (POD)...

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(EOA) Space (POD) Balance, Emphasis Elements of Art Basic visual symbols in the language of Art. Visual building blocks put together to create a work of art. Space Principles of Design Rules that govern how artists organize the elements of art. Balance Emphasis (EOA) Space The Element of Art that refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects. Positive Space : Shapes or forms in two and three dimension work. Also called figure . Negative Space : The empty spaces between the shapes or forms. Also called ground . It is sometimes hard to tell the difference between positive and and negative spaces because equal emphasis is given to figure and ground. The full meaning of a work depends on the interaction between the positive and negative spaces: Large negative spaces around positive spaces may express loneliness or freedom. When the positive spaces are crowded together, you may feel tension, confinement, or togetherness. Point of View : The angle from which you see an object. Lay your hand flat. Now lift it and relax your fingers. Same hand, different form and negative spaces. Your eyes remained in place, your hand moved. Point of View: Depends on where you are and where the object is.
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Does a rectangular table change shape as you move around it? Try using a framing device (hands or cut out). Your body moves, and the table remains. In both cases, hand and table, your relationship to the object changed. The Illusion of Depth Picture Plane is the surface of the photo, painting, or drawing. Foreground : The part nearest the picture plane. Background: The part farthest away from the picture plane. Middleground: The area in between the foreground and the background. Perspective A graphic system that creates the illusion of depth and volume on a 2D surface. Techniques used to give a work perspective: Overlapping : When one object covers part of a second object, the first seems to be closer to the viewer. Size : Large objects appear to be closer to the viewer than smaller objects. The farther the object is from you, the smaller it appears. If you stand at the end of a hallway, you can block an entire crowd with your hand. Placement : Objects placed low on the picture plane seem to be closer to the viewer than objects placed near eye level. The most distant shapes seem to be exactly at eye level. Detail
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course FIL 1008 taught by Professor Loriingle during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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