negative space


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negative space

n.
Empty or subordinate space surrounding an object of perception, conceived in terms of its aesthetic effect.
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From the Chinese I have learned a new understanding of positive and negative space and a reverence for the accidental mark.
Negative space is a positive trend not because negative and positive attract each other in physics, but because in graphic aesthetics negative space techniques evoke quite positive emotions.
With computed tomography (CT) scanning, normally used for creating an image of the inside of a patients body without surgical intervention, radiologists were able to scan the open interior spaces of these molds and then extrapolate the negative space into a positive digital image of what these molds would have been used to cast.
Next Saturday the capital will offer kids three choices to get involved with a hands-on way of learning, that will have them discover what negative space in art is, dive into the wonderful world of music and see how pictures can become animated.
Some of the pairs in the new collection sport metallic rims that extend beyond the lenses, making use of negative space.
The resulting pieces bring to mind the work of Constantin Brancusi or Richard Meier rather than classic feminine confections, an effect Assad credits to looking toward architecture and fine art for ideas on "scale, gravity, and the relationship between positive and negative space," she says.
Each precisely cut piece is a study in form, highlighting the beauty of the letters, and the negative space around them.
Use a light-colored marker or colored pencil to color the negative space.
In sections on roots and routes: sites of slavery, passages to freedom; transatlantic comparatives, and creating identities, they consider such topics as transatlantic roots: cultural uses of plants at the Wye House Plantation; between freedom and slavery: understanding the material landscapes of labor in the 19th-century Maryland cities of Baltimore and Texas; domestic labor in black and green: deciphering the sensory experiences of African-American and Irish domestics working in Alexandria, Virginia; negative space and narrative elision in 20th-century Soviet and American fiction: towards a transnational aesthetic of paranoid representation; and William Faulkner, whiteness, and the transnational short story.
In our first meeting, one of the producers said, 'I like negative space, but that's a lot of negative space,'" Palen says.
Now no one need feel overwhelmed by all the negative space in quilting with Lisa's proven technique.