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Unformatted text preview: ng real negative spaces in twodimensional surfaces. 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 Dimensions 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 Understanding 1. Define positive space and negative space. 2. What words specifically describe three-dimensional art? 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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