Actual space is a three-dimensional volume that can be empty or filled with objects.
It has height, width, and depth.
Space that appears three-dimensional in a painting is an illusion that creates a feeling of actual depth.
Various techniques can be used to show such visual depth or space.
Space in Fine Art
Henri painted this snow scene in New York City with careful attention to the feeling of space. Henri uses several basic techniques to show space: perspective, values, overlapping, and size of shapes.
White space is the part of the design that "isn't" there.
It is the space between visual elements — it's an integral part of the message. White space tells you where one section ends and another begins.
Also Know As:
- Negative Space
What is it?
Why is important?
- White or negative space help frame and contain the design.
- It avoids visual clutter, looks “clean”
- It can also help to focus the viewer on something specific.
- Helps keep flow going.
How to achieve it
- Empty space
- Blurred backgrounds