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lines can be densely packed or widely spaced and are called hatching.
They can be parallel in direction or overlap in a cross-hatching pattern.
The denser the packing, the darker the area of the image. This darker area is
visually read as a shadow, as opposed to areas void of hatching or blank
areas which are read as lighter. Again, visually we read shadows as farther
away from us, as if in a valley or dip in the surface, and lighter areas are
read as the hills, or higher points of elevation. We will refer to the
resulting bumpiness of surface highs and lows as hills and valleys as they
help us read the surface as three-dimensional. Whereas Clemente’s women are
perceived as flat cutouts, Michelangelo’s face is three-dimensional with much
variation in the surface - more life-like and more reflective of disegno