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Weaving has also gone in new directions. It started as a practical craft, with
weavers making two-dimensional fabrics for clothing, and has evolved into
an art form. Today hand weavers are creating relief hangings and threedimensional woven sculptures.
Photographers are creating holograms, images in three dimensions created
with a laser beam. Sculptors are making
kinetic, or moving, sculpture. Using Three
Applying Your Skills. Make a freestanding, three-dimensional design that projects into negative space on all sides.
Using pieces of cardboard tubing and
small boxes, join the design pieces with
glue and tape. Paint the finished work in
one color to emphasize its form.
Set up a spotlight on one side of your
freestanding sculpture. In your sketchbook draw the contours of the sculpture
and the shape of its shadow. Move the
spotlight to another angle. Draw the
sculpture and its shadow. Notice how the
changing light changes the shadow’s
shape. FIGURE 5.12 This
example of folk art from
Peru is a freestanding
sculpture. Look carefully
and you can see forms
peeking out from the back.
To see them you would
have to walk around to
the back of the work.
Artist unknown. Church Quinua,
Ayacucho, Peru. 1958. Painted
earthenware. Girard Foundation
Collection at the Museum of
International Folk Art, a unit of
the Museum of New Mexico,
Santa Fe, New Mexico. Computer Option. Draw a solid cube
or rectangular form so the top, side, and
front are visible. Add shading by filling
each surface with a different value of a
color, texture, or gradient. Remove an
area within the form by using the Eraser
or Selection tool. Explore adding shadows
and lines to accurately depict the inner
space you see. Check Your
1. Define positive space and negative space.
2. What words specifically describe
3. Compare and contrast the use of
space in the artworks on this page.
FIGURE 5.13 An example of low relief. Since the design was for
the back of a chair, the relief has to be low relief or the chair back
would be too uncomfortable to lean against.
Queen Ankhesenamun and King Tutankhamon. Egypt, Eighteenth Dynasty.
Wood overlaid with gold, silver, semiprecious stones, and glass paste.
Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt. Scala/Art Resource, New York. LESSON 2 Space 107 LESSON Vocabulary 3 How We Perceive Shape,
Form, and Space point of view L ook up from this book to an object across the room to see if you can feel
the movement of your eye muscles. If you didn’t feel anything, try again
until you become aware that your eyes are working to refocus.
You have just taken a trip through visual space. Your brain measured the
amount of space between you and the object and sent a message to your eye
muscles to adjust. The muscles then refocused your eyes so that you could
clearly see the object. Perceiving Depth
Your eyes and brain work together to enable you to see in three dimensions
—height, width, and...
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- Fall '13