Psychological Importance of Spatial Depth and How to Make It.
Transparency – A Key to Spatial Depth in Painting Part 2, Color This online tutorial is a transcription from a 2002 lecture I gave at the Courage of Your Perceptions Conference (Satellite to the EC’s Vision Scientists’ Conference) in Glasgow, Scotland.Given a two-dimensional surface, transparency and contrast are a means to place identities/forms through spatial …
We have examples of artworks from 30,000 years ago to the present in which artists have worked with spatial depth in their drawings and paintings. I have been fascinated by this phenomenon and, for years, I have asked myself how did these artists achieve these startling effects. The result of my query is the formulation of the concept that:
Given a two-dimensional surface, transparency and contrast are the means to place forms in spatial depth.
As soon as the first artists started painting real things like horses on two-dimensional cave walls there was a paradox that it was a lie and a truth. The advantage of being able to work with radically different color schemes gives the artist more emotional range and visual options. And it gives the viewer more to look for in the world around them.
Michael Newberry’s art tutorials from basic foundations to advanced applications. Light theory, color theory, proportion, triangulation, composition, form.
Michael Newberry’s presentation of the contrast between insanely praised postmodern artists with the most innovative and forward looking figurative artists practicing right now.
Isn’t it the height of pretentiousness when a visual artist throws way visual perception and expects the audience, who have mastered visual perception, to contemplate their mind-numbing, nonsensical works?!
Michael Newberry’s website and blog, Aesthetic Evolution. In Heart, Theory, and Practice the Very Best Visual Art Alternative to Postmodernism.
Michael Newberry, b. 1956, is an American neo-romanticist painter based in Idyllwild, California. He blends a variety of influences, notably Rembrandt and the French Impressionists. His major works are typically life-sized canvases. His works are collected by internationally renowned people such as designer Chan Luu and philosopher Stephen Hicks. In heart, theory, and practice the …
Newberry, Venus 3, oil on linen, 46 x 26 inches. First they came for black and removed it from our spectrum. Next to go were the colors of light and shadow. They said that color was a power in its own right, not to be used as a slave to luminosity. The real, they said, …