Shape

The physical weight of a three-dimensional object, or the illusion of weight in a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional object.

A composition in which the positive and negative shapes are so fully integrated that the viewer cannot identify which are positive and which are negative.

A type of shape that is made up of circles or curves.

A shape that represents the main objects within a composition; sometimes referred to as positive space.

The use of light and dark values to generate a sense of mass and volume in the two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional object.

A shape that is delineated from its surroundings by a visible boundary.

A shape that is widely understood to convey a particular meaning.

A shape with very little or no relationship to the natural world; also referred to as a non-objective shape.

The negative shapes in a composition.