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 Minimal Shading  

 Minimal Shading  

 Minimal Shading  

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 Minimal Shading  

 Minimal Shading  

 Minimal Shading  

• Subjects and/or scenes are rendered with little detail, only hinting at three dimensionality

Shading is minimized and the form of an object is only partially indicated with much of the form treated as a flat surface. This minimization of form can act as a slight abstraction that removes the viewer from experiencing the painting/drawing as an immersive reality. If an individual character is rendered with minimal shading, while others are fully rendered, an artist might be pointing to a lack of substance in the more flattened character. Or, the artist might use minimal shading on certain objects/characters in order to deemphasize their importance.

Featured above: Maharaja Sardar Singh of Bikaner by Chotu.

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