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Positive & Negative Space in Art: Definition & Examples

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In a picture, positive space refers to

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1. In a picture, negative space refers to

2. Gestalt psychology seeks to explain the mind's ability to make sense of the world based on

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The concept of positive and negative space plays a major role in how someone views a picture. Determine your understanding of this artistic concept with the help of this combination quiz and worksheet. The quiz will ask you to define positive and negative space.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will quiz you on the following:

  • Optical illusions
  • Gestalt psychology
  • The part of a picture that negative space relates to

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you with the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about negative and positive space in art
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as negative space and positive space
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Gestalt's explanation on the mind's ability to make sense of the world
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about optical illusions

Additional Learning

If you would like to study more about this concept in art, read the lesson Positive & Negative Space in Art: Definition & Examples. The following objectives are covered:

  • View examples of this artistic concept
  • Learn how psychology plays a role
  • Understand how this concept can tell a story using only visual composition
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