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Push and Pull Puzzle

Linear perspective- the technique used to create the illusion of space in a painting or drawing- has served as the golden rule for artists since the Italians developed it during the Renaissance.

Then along came Hans Hofmann.

Developing a technique he called “push and pull,” Hofmann proved that the illusion of space, depth, and even movement on a canvas could be created abstractly using color and shape, rather than representational forms.

Learn more about push and pull, and discover how color relationships and placement affect your perception of space.

Click here to create
your own painting with the
Push & Pull Puzzle!
“It is not the form that dictates the color,
but the color that brings out the form.” -Hans Hofmann
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