Three-dimensional art is observed in terms of its height, width and depth. It is not flat like two-dimensional art, which consists of paintings, drawings and photographs. Pottery and sculpture are examples of three-dimen... More »

Additive sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by separate parts added to a whole. Used in many art mediums, this type of sculpture includes paper, wood, trash, clay and metal. More »

Contemporary sculpture art comes in the form of statues, pottery, various types of relief, and other two- or three-dimensional representations. A relief is a sculpture that uses methods such as carving, building up or ho... More »

Art limited in composition to the dimensions of depth and height is called 2D art. This includes paintings, drawings and photographs and excludes three-dimensional forms such as sculpture and architecture. More »

Renaissance art is best characterized as a form focusing on Christian religious imagery using the classical influences of ancient Greek and Roman art and applying scientific and mathematic principles to create depth and ... More »

Overlapping in art is the placement of objects over one another in order to create the illusion of depth. Painting is a two-dimensional artistic expression. It has length and width but no depth. It is necessary, therefor... More »

The first examples of abstract art came from Europe during the early 1900s. Abstract artists use geometric shapes, bold colors and distorted images to represent the concepts behind concrete objects. More »