Value

Value:

M.C. Escher, “Hand with Reflecting Sphere” (1935), lithographic print

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In this piece, we can clearly see the way that value is used to create the three-dimensional, realistic form of the hand and reflection of the room. Value is simply the relative lightness or darkness of an object, also referred to as tints and shades.

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