Author: Maria Tucker

In this lesson, you will learn about the Space element and its relationship to Form in the visual design process.

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Source: Image of Ram, Public Domain http://cmolesky.blogspot.com/2012/09/art-element-s... Image of Canvas, Public Domain Image of Jacopo Tintoretto, Public Domain Image of Figure/Ground Example, by Maria Tucker

Terms to Know
  • Figure/Ground

    Consists of two layers. Form in the foreground and space in the background. This allows the viewer to see perceived depth.

  • Framing

    Edges of a visual design work. This invariably lays the foundation of the designer's composition.

  • Space

    Surrounds form and any other positive elements.