Dianne Smith                                   RFA Gallery                           OHBM Gala February 23, 2012Thursday, ...
Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s)                           of an image. Negative spa...
2012 One Hundred Black Men Inc., Annual Gala                           Renaissance Fine Art                           Febr...
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Dianne Smith                           Ma I                           2012                           oil, oil stick, acryl...
Dianne Smith                           Ma II                           2012                           oil, oil stick, acry...
Dianne Smith                           Ma III                           2012                           oil, oil stick, acr...
Dianne Smith                           Ma IV                           2012                           oil, oil stick, acry...
Dianne Smith                           Ma V                           2012                           oil, oil stick, acryl...
Dianne Smith                           Ma VI                           2012                           oil, oil stick, acry...
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Dianne Smith RFA Gallery OHBMG 2012

  1. 1. Dianne Smith RFA Gallery OHBM Gala February 23, 2012Thursday, March 15, 2012
  2. 2. Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, and not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is occasionally used to artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image. The use of negative space is a key element of artistic composition. The Japanese word "ma" is sometimes used to articulate this idea. Ma can be roughly translated as "gap", "space", "pause" or "the space between two structural parts. The spatial concept is experienced progressively through intervals of spatial designation. In Japanese, ma, the word for space, suggests interval. It is best described as a consciousness of place, not in the sense of an enclosed three- dimensional entity, but rather the simultaneous awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of vision. Ma is not something that is created by compositional elements; it is the thing that takes place in the imagination of the human who experiences these elements. Therefore ma can be defined as experiential place understood with emphasis on interval. *As Defined by WikipediaThursday, March 15, 2012
  3. 3. 2012 One Hundred Black Men Inc., Annual Gala Renaissance Fine Art February 23, 2012 Dianne Smith, “Ma III” (Detail), 2012 Hilton New York 1335 Sixth Avenue New York City, New YorkThursday, March 15, 2012
  4. 4. Thursday, March 15, 2012
  5. 5. Dianne Smith Ma I 2012 oil, oil stick, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 12Thursday, March 15, 2012
  6. 6. Dianne Smith Ma II 2012 oil, oil stick, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 12Thursday, March 15, 2012
  7. 7. Dianne Smith Ma III 2012 oil, oil stick, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 12Thursday, March 15, 2012
  8. 8. Dianne Smith Ma IV 2012 oil, oil stick, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 12Thursday, March 15, 2012
  9. 9. Dianne Smith Ma V 2012 oil, oil stick, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 12Thursday, March 15, 2012
  10. 10. Dianne Smith Ma VI 2012 oil, oil stick, acrylic on canvas 30 x 12Thursday, March 15, 2012
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