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Fine arts  Portraiture  Positive space
04/25/2014

Positive Shape
Post-and-Beam System (post and lintel)
In architecture, a structural system that uses 2+ uprights or posts to support a horizontal beam (or lintel) that spans the space between them.


Positive Shape
The areas of a picture that show objects or figures as opposed to the background or space around the objects.
Post-and-Beam System (Post and Lintel) ...

positive shape A figure or foreground shape, as opposed to a negative ground or background shape.

POSITIVE SHAPE
PRIMARY COLOURS
The basic hues of the spectrum from which all of the other hues can be mixed.

Positive Shape
Positive Space
The space in a painting occupied by the object depicted (not the spaces in-between objects) ...

Negative space: the unoccupied or empty space left after the positive shapes have been laid down by the artist; however, because these areas have boundaries, they also function as shapes in the total design.

See also: See also: Perspective, Contour, Reproduction, Subject matter, Painting

Fine arts  Portraiture  Positive space
04/25/2014

 
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