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What Are Negative Spaces In Art?

The power of a negative space is in its capacity to disrupt your normal expectations of reality

Black Square (1915), by Kazimir Malevich. Source Wikimedia Commons

The space left behind when a picture is removed from a wall creates an impression of absence. Sunlight has perhaps bleached the wall by subtle degrees, a change that is unnoticed until the picture frame is taken down and a lingering silhouette echoes…

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