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Simple Positive /Negative Space
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Pos/Neg where the neg space tends to dominate the picture planeexternal image space3.png
One way to draw is to focus upon the negative space in order to define the positive shape.
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MC Escher & Kara Walker working in Black and White

external image 30-creative-typography-art-2009062710034869-24-30_positive_negative_jpg.jpg The interplay of Pos./neg. using letters as the focal points.external image chair.jpgRocking chair, What changes?


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P/N showing pattern,movement and rhythm
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Notice the space, the serenity using just black, white and gray. he simplw shapes still tell you what you are looking upon
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Munch, a print woodcut? of the Scream
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How did the artist here use positive/negative space and shape?
external image Lavine-FreshDecaf.jpgHere the objects are repeated in pos/neg.
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external image 18997213positivenegative1.jpgNegative space is used here to hold the focal point
external image 90329213positivenegative3.jpgTension is created between the Positive halves of this sculpture, the weight, the crushing and it is sensed the most intensely on the smallest balls.

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Photographic +/-

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Not photographic but a simple still life, mapped out light and dark to create and draw attention to Pos./neg. shapes and space.

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Using the space to become a statement. The red becomes total power crying at you, BLOOD.

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A change of color like the change of black and white, pos to neg can change the feel, emotional impact of a piece.


external image posjess.jpg A school project using the concept of Positive/Negative.