In shading, the finish and life of an object depend much on reflected light. This is seen to advantage in Fig. 446, and on the column in Fig. 448. Refleeted rays are thrown in a direction exactly the reverse of direct rays; therefore, on that part of an object which is subject to reflected light, the shadows are reversed. The fillet of the ovolo in Fig. 446 is an example of this. On the right hand side of the column, the face of the fillet is much darker than the cove directly under it. The reason of this is, the face of the fillet is deprived both of direct and reflected light, whereas the cove is subject to the latter. Other instances of the effect of reflected light will be seen in the other examples.

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Fig. 449.

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Fig. 450.