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he push-pull theory was developed by an artist named Hans Hofmann. According to this theory, rather than representational forms, color and form can create spacial depth and movement in a picture through traditional, linear perspective.

Push-Pull Theory - 2d Foundations
The technique of overlapping warm and cool colors creates depth and movement to the two dimensional canvas surface. The advancing and receding colors create this illusion of space. Some colors will seem to advance towards us, while other colors seem to pull away from us. Forms and colors reacting to one another creates a visual back and forth in space.

To learn more about how color and placement can affect spacial depth and the push pull theory, try the Push & Pull Puzzle

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