Thursday, May 5, 2011

7) Lost and Found Contour

Emphasis is placed on the value and color of a line.  There are visual clues that suggest a certain shape or object and our brain automatically fills in the rest.

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This painting features some men sitting around a table.  While we can't see the enitrelty of some of their bodies, we still know that they are there.  Take the boy sitting on the bench, hunched over.  There is an illuminated spot where the top of his thigh should be but the rest of his leg is hidden in the dark contrast.  We know, though, that it is there.

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