4 Tutorials that teach Space and Volume
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Space and Volume

Space and Volume

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore how artists depict space and volume in works of art.

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Virgin of the Rocks, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leonardo_da_Vinci_-_Virgen_de_las_Rocas_(Museo_del_Louvre,_c._1480).jpg, Lady with an Ermine, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dama_z_gronostajem.jpg, Durer Last Supper, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer_-_The_Last_Supper_-_WGA7259.jpg, Michael Heizer, Double Negative, Photo by Retis, Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/85264217@N04/7841453092/

Terms to Know
Cross- hatching

The use of lines that cross over, particularly in printmaking and drawing, to indicate shadow and depth.


The use of parallel straight lines, particularly in printmaking and drawing, to indicate shadow and depth.

Modeling (2- D)

The use of line and shadow to create the illusion of roundness and depth.

Negative space

The space between two objects.