• In visual texture, the artist will create an impression that there is texture on a flat surface.
  • By recreating colours and value patterns that we recognize, the artist encourages us to see textures where none actually exist. The impression is only visual - it cannot be felt or experienced through touch. It is only a suggestion to our eyes.
  • Still life paintings utilize contrasts of visual textures to fool our eye. Because they lack any real story or emotional content, the artist is able to play with many simulated textures against each other.
  • In the example, the artist has used visual texture to create an eerie mood. The idea of creeping and decaying vegetation surrounded by rocks and ruins is clearly communicated - visually convincing, do we as the viewer, want to wander about this scene?

 

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