Chap05shape and form

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Unformatted text preview: e stone. 14 Quebec, Canada. 34.3 13.3 (51⁄2 salt is made of a series of interlocking cubes? You can see these cubes when you look at salt through a microscope. Free-form forms are irregular and uneven three-dimensional objects such as stones, puddles, and clouds. Your own body and the bodies of animals and plants are free-form forms. 131⁄2 51⁄4 ). Courtesy of Canadeau Gallery, 1. List three geometric shapes. 2. What is another word for free-form shapes? 3. Compare and contrast the use of form in the artworks in this lesson. Creating Forms Applying Your Skills. Make a flat sheet of construction paper into a three-dimensional paper sculpture by using cutting and scoring techniques. (See Technique Tip 20 on page 435 in the Handbook.) Give your sculpture a minimum of five different surfaces. Do not cut the paper into separate pieces. Use only slots and tabs if you wish to join any parts. Experiment with scratch paper before you make your final paper sculpture. 102 CHAPTER 5 Shape, Form, and Space Computer Option. Use the Round Shape tool to draw a circle or oval on the screen. Choose the Airbrush to gently add shading around the edges to make the shape appear as a solid form. Draw a free-form shape. Apply shading with the airbrush to represent a form. Consider adding a surface for the threedimensional forms to sit on and then apply shadows. LESSON 2 Space Vocabulary S pace refers to both outer space and inner space. Rockets move through outer space to explore other planets. People move through the inner space of rooms and buildings. Space can be flat and two-dimensional, such as the space of a window. Space can also be three-dimensional, such as the space filled with water in a swimming pool. space holograms Space and Its Relationship to Shape and Form Shapes and forms exist in space. Space is the element of art that refers to the emptiness or area between, around, above, below, or within objects. All objects take up space. You, for example, are a living, breathing form moving through space. Shapes and forms are defined by the space around and within them. They depend on space for their existence. This is why it is important to understand the relationship of space to shapes and forms. Positive and Negative Spaces In both two- and three-dimensional art, the shapes or forms are called the positive space or the figure. The empty spaces between the shapes or forms are called negative spaces or ground. Look at Figure 5.8 and read the caption for an example of figure and ground. In a portrait, the image of the person is the positive space; the negative space is the area surrounding the person. FIGURE 5.8 Do you see a vase or do you see two profiles of Picasso? Johns has deliberately organized this lithograph as a visual puzzle to confuse the viewer. One minute the faces are very clear and they seem to be the figure while the space between the profiles is the ground. The next moment the vase between the profiles becomes the figure and the space around the...
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