Space In Artworks

EKKO by the German artist Thilo Frank

EKKO offers people a very special walking tour and sound experience: EKKO is built of 119 wooden logs, each of which is angled slightly, so the construction turns in on itself along a 60-metre corridor.

As you walk through the space, the rhythmic stepping motion produces a unique sound that is then echoed by the in-built microphones that add a layer of immersion into the entire experience. Surrounded by a public area, this walk through space serves as a disconnection from the exterior with an immersion into paths of illusions that take you away for moments before one is released back into the ‘outside.’

The spectators actually move through this space created and they become a part of the artwork. The light that passes through the beams, the space that creates an illusion as you walk through, the sound that is a result of motion, all add to the experience of a private space with a public setting.


Spaces in “Indian” Art

Gaitonde called ‘Untitled’ in 1969.

different blue shades gives the painting depth and when seen long you tend to form your own shapes and break it down. Painting has these visual divisions which may and may not exist but has 3 layers. The colours also show transformation in change in the entire mood and feel. It has a sense of serenity and calmness.

Gaitonde called ‘Untitled’ in 1962.

There is a sense of collision and focus point. A single thread linking while the rest of the canvas is left empty. The space used in canvas is also interesting because it is not dead centre but slight off. The abstraction also has movement and gives you ambiguous hints of what it is, but not the entire picture. The use of Ink and watercolour in grey scale gives it beautiful texture.

Gaitonde ‘Painting No. 4’ in 1962.

The first thing that interested me the most are the dry strokes of paint which gives it the grainy texture. Brown and faded blue looks beautiful with a little of green as background. This painting also has a focal point where the string of events happening in the centre.It almost look like an insect party. It also gives me the idea that 2 things from right and left side of the canvas are coming together to join, the dead centre is empty which indicates the activity is in process.

Zarina Hashmi



Space and Art

a2d1810925dbeddeaf1c0ecc6165bfdaTypography Art by Acassara
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type.Your choice of typeface and how you make it work with your layout, grid, colour scheme, legibility, spacing between 2 words, spacing between 2 characters makes a lot of difference. It is the technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).
The comparison of negative space to positive space is of prime importance. Also words need to be thought out with its proper size and thickness gives it depth and third dimension quality. In this artwork how not only its giving it depth but the words are also suggestive of the mood of the face of the man.

Hybrid Space


Galt gulch
Schools/Education institutes

After we pass a certain age parents start to have this idea of education that every child needs to receive. In this school people learn whatever they want and are interested in. An open environment where you leave kids with things to master in whatever they want and learn. An expression of individualism is lost due to the meticulous knowledge provided by age old teachers. Students lose their pursuit of knowledge hence, in this school students will have to do anything and excel in atleast one before they leave. They can take up whatever they want and make their own project under a mentor guidance. New ideas  needs to be thought about and given views and perspective. Students can experiment, make and create their choice things in the place. It is an open land where you provide everything except for a curriculum. 

Entire space will have different activities going on. Each square section will be dedicated to a particular outdoor activity and sports. One building will have the working office and different labs for research and development. Also building will have offices etc. A lot of sitting space and canteen. In the park near river anyone can come and do whatever they want. Also that space will have open review space where children can put up their work to get openly reviewed by anyone.

Space in Artworks

Space can be subjective as it depends on a physical space or one that you could be transported to.

The Human Body Experience is a walk through attraction that features large-scale sculptures of the human anatomy and it is a temporary exhibit at The Science Centre in Singapore.

If I were to experience this,I would have felt that the space i was in was constantly changing as i would go through one body part to the next and this is one interesting part regarding a sculpture like this one.

The artwork interacts with the space and also that which the viewer perceives it to be. I see 2 distant ways of how space can be defined in this case, one that is physical with its ever changing rooms around you with different materials different smells,patterns or textures and the mental space in the sense that you are in a human body and not in just an ordinary room, you are in an enclosed space that has only one exit.

The experience is also affected through other senses that any one of us have, that of smell,sight,hearing,they too interact with the space.

The materials used to create this exhibit make the space look and feel more realistic and thus creating a more solid real image in our heads as to where we are and what we are experiencing.It could also create like a dual space and one that has more than one dimension and as one walks through this made up space we feel its more realistic as time goes by.


Hybrid Spaces

Magic Memories

With florescent orange trees, purple oceans and illuminative starry skies, the place felt as the immersion of beauty and intricacy obtained in the only expanse. The purple skies, Lavender oceans and coral mountains bellowing and calling out your name to come and join them in this adventure of enigma and desire.

The desire to believe unknown, to not see the unknown but allow yourself to listen to it and forth partake in their fanciful doings.

Well one would now just listen and behave the way he feels, as he was clear and confident that nothing could go wrong now. He’s a stray around the forests of the turquoise pine tress with tangerine trunks oozing for his attention, as if he were the emperor and everyone and everything his own. As he would further wander deeper into the forests, he hears deeper callings, the callings of the tribes.

There they the were the beautiful magenta monkeys with countless colors of passion, yelling his name on the top of their voices asking to let it go, to believe and not to see, to listen and not to hear and to follow and not to walk.

Rendering him confused and angry, more at him than at them cause someway he knew they were more truthful that he has ever believed anyone else ever was to him. They were wise.

Astonishingly, his choice of believing the monkeys open him to his second calling the calling of dampens, he witnesses the silvery simmering lakes of gratitude calling him to join them on the skillful stream of his journey. He cursorily dives right in not thinking about it twice and is transformed to this new place of clustered rainbow colored roots congratulating him on his development to follow the right. He was ecstatic he was full of joy and wanted to tell everyone. To his surprise, everyone he ever wanted there was cheering him up asking him to go ahead step forward take the next leap, to continue his journey of existence.


Magic Memories




Short notes on Artworks

V. S. Gaitonde:The Guggenheim Retrospective



The artwork creates three intermediary sections visually, almost giving the idea of three separate spaces. The tints and tones of the colour help in defining these spaces. To me it almost appears as three levels.  Starting from the bottom, it almost serves as a base, and maybe symbolic to stability. However there is also a sense of void, and emptiness. Going a little higher, there’s a bit of black creeping into this space, almost like a lurking darkness slowly trying to take over. It almost forms a transient space,  with a sense of movement happening around. The state of thought, the start of the chaos.It being the middle space too makes it feel constricted and uncomfortable. The top most section being the epitome of the layers has the largest amount of ‘blankness’ yet its adorned with strokes of black, which are so strongly fitted at the bottom, giving them the strongest hold and position in the artwork.


Untitled 1962

The black faded figure forms the focal point of the artwork. There is a controlled chaos, a drag, a pull and then a stop. There is a sense of strain in the painting, which is completely isolated by the space around, making the tension of the black seem small. The only defined form is the conical form, which makes the visual of the long, pulled tear to a halt.


Painting 4 1962

The painting gives a clear idea of movement in opposing directions. The focus is the central horizontal section which is brought to focus because of the blank space above and below it. It makes the viewer think of conflict, as the white space being some sort of pedestal. The blue further makes the section look more crowded than it is. The 4 elements in the space create a narrative, highlighted by the contrasting strokes of red, yellow and white. The role of space in the painting is to give the illusion of lesser space by restricting the elements.

Zarina Hashmi

इस चित्र मे एक काली लकीर एक साप की तरह काग़ज़ प्र फेली हुई हे| उसके आस पास धागे की तरह छोटी छोटी लकीर बनाई हे| जैसे सफेद दीवार पर काला रंग उभर के निकलता है, उसी तरह इस चित्र मैं भी ये दो रंग एक दूसरे के रंगो के मूल्य को और सुंदर बनाते है| इस चित्र मैं बहुत खाली जगह फेली हुई हे, जिस्मै थोड़ा थोड़ा काला रंग नज़र आता हैं| यह चित्र एक ऊन के कपड़े जैसे लगता हैं जिस पर एक बहुत प्रसीध धागा हैं|

Space in Art Works

When depth is added to a two-dimensional object “Space” is created, it is what encompasses everything around us. Space can be looked at through a number of lenses, physical, psychological, objective.

Space plays an important role in a painting or an artwork. It helps the viewer get a clearer picture about what is actually happening along with it surroundings, though its dimensionality.

I saw this painting on social media from the Hammer Museum in LA, although I don’t know its name or the artist, this painting intrigued me. It has so much detail that it instantly gives you information about the people in its and the surroundings. It game me the impression of an English society at some kind of a match or a derby, sitting on the bleachers. The spectrum of people in the society is also captured through the painting showing that all of them are from the same social strata because of their clothes and how integrated each of them are with each other. Even though the painting literally has only humans you can easily tell so much about the space they’re in.


One would think without 3D rendering in paining, gauging the space or the surroundings would not be possible. However, when there isn’t dimensionality in the paining, what exemplifies its space and surroundings are the protagonist or elements. For example, miniature paintings don’t really have rendering but we still understand the its space though the clothing, colors and paining style.

Spaces in Indian Art

The discussion began with the ideas of “Indian” dealing with identity, the nature of representation, and finally how does the world see “us” and how we want the world to be seen.

In class, we’ve written short notes on the following images:

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Spaces and Art works

The Scream: Edvard Munch


This is a painting that has always fascinated me to a large extent. Its simplicity overwhelms me and I’ve always looked at it in terms of how much it expresses. Being an early expressionist painter, he not only expresses his innermost insanity and anxiety through the expression on the face but the exaggerated brush strokes add a great sense of value. Its almost like the expression wouldn’t express itself if the space around it didn’t add as a catalyst. The equation formed by the expression on the face of the person screaming as well as the brush strokes with bright colors of the surrounding areas are what make it a special equation and bring the painting together. Its almost like one would not survive without the other because the character compliments the space and the space compliments the character to a large extent. The style is so simplistic yet complex. You get every small bit of information through the painting for example the time of day. So much of the space in the painting is the scenery of the merging of land and water whereas such little emphasis is given to the characters at the further back. Being an expression oriented painting its almost comic how the entire space adds to the expression on the characters face. On a deeper level you could say its our surroundings that arouse a reaction in us or the surroundings seem like what we feel, we shape the space around us according to our mood as much as the space around us affects our mood. While an evening out walking by the water might sound relaxing and enjoyable at first, on closer look we see that Munch is really describing a moment of an almost existential personal crisis. In the painting’s background, we can see two people walking away in the other direction, which could probably be society walking away from him, creating the feelings of isolation and “fear”. In the manner of a true Expressionist painter, Munch uses color to express his emotional reactions to his environment (space), commenting on the “red” sky and the “bluish black”, described almost as an all-consuming black hole hell.

By manipulating the space in an artwork the artist gives us a sneak peak into the 3 dimensional world of his even in his flat surfaces we see depth.