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specifically I am looking for the "rules" of what determines the
positive/negative space. What is the specific definition of
Concepts such as these only have meaning in the context of a task. In this
case, understanding that the creation of one space within a composition
creates another space within the composition requires that the artist attend
to that second space, that is, be conscious of it.
<<Can it be subjective?>>
Of course! It is a concept created by human beings...it dosn't exist as
anything more than an idea that helps us in the creation of a certain image
<<For instance, if you have
a square painting that 1/2 was painted red and 1/2 green, is there
negative space? >>
No. But it could be the beginning of a Christmas ornament.
<< Can a composition have only negative space? Only postive
The existence of one depends on the existence of the other. Day and night.
Good and evil. Democrats and Republicans.