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Art Encyclopedia - Recession

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Recession
In art, recession is the appearance or illusion of depth in a picture. The traditional methods of achieving the sense of recession are by deploying the more distant shapes higher up the format; by placing shapes in front of each other; by perspective devices; by foreshortening; by contrast of tones and colours weakened or strengthened, to indicate distance or proximity respectively.





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