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Children Begin to Show Depth in Their Drawings
Children begin to show depth in their drawings

By thinking about the different meanings suggested when lines and shapes are joined together in different ways, many children start to glimpse another representational possibility. Many children, as they mature, seem to want to show depth relationships in their drawings. We do not know if this is a natural, universal tendency or whether it occurs because of cultural influence. Some forms of art are not concerned with showing the third dimension at all. Islamic art does not represent any living thing, or the environment in which such things live, but uses mathematical patterns – the deep structures of representation. Where art has been concerned with representing the third dimension, the ...

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