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Art Encyclopedia - Silhouette

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Silhouette
In art, silhouette is a profile of form showing outline only, all inside being black or obscure. A silhouette is a two-dimensional aspect of three-dimensional form. As with contour, silhouette is not a self-subsistent entity in three-dimensional form, but a two-dimensional attribute of three-dimensional form.

A silhouette is also a form of artwork and is most commonly a human portrait in profile usually in black.

 





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