Sunday, September 7, 2008

2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional Art

Two Dimensional Art (2D): Art that is flat. Painting, drawing, and photography are considered 2d art. Artist may "trick your eye" by manipulating values to make a 2d work of art look 3d.

Three Dimensional Art (3D): Art that has height, width, and depth (thickness and deep space). Art that is not flat. Sculpture and architecture are considered 3 dimensional works of art.
Relief: Has 2D and 3D qualities. A relief is something that has 3 dimensional qualities protruding from a 2 dimensional background. Some sculpture is considered relief sculpture. Many pieces of architecture has pieces of relief art worked into the architecture.
Test your knowledge: Which work of art is 2d, which is 3d, and which one is a relief?

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