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  1. kinetic (art)
  2. pattern
  3. transparency
  4. design
  5. Gestalt, Gestalt psychology
  1. a A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.
  2. b 1.) Any artistic design (sometimes serving as a model for imitation). 2.) A repeating element and/or design that can produce a new set of characteristics or organization.
  3. c A German word for "form"; an organized whole in experience. Promoted around 1912 as a theory to explain psychological phenomena by their relationships to total forms rather than their parts. Our reaction to the whole is greater than our reaction to its individual parts, and our minds integrate and organize chaotic stimuli so that we see complete patterns and recognizable shapes.
  4. d From the Greek word "kinesis," meaning "motion"; art that involves an element of random or mechanical movement.
  5. e The organizing process or underlying plan on which artists base their total work. In a broader sense, it may be considered synonymous with "form" and "composition."

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The distillation of the image to the basic essentials for clarity of presentation; one of the principles of organization.
  2. Emanating from a center
  3. A designed unit or pattern that is repeated often enough in the total composition to make it a significant or dominant feature; similar to "theme" or "melody" in a musical composition.
  4. The comparative relationship of size between units or the parts of a whole; one of the principles of organization.
  5. A 3D, moving sculpture

5 True/False questions

  1. tectonicThe quality of simple massiveness; 3D work lacking any significant extrusions or intrusions.

          

  2. interpenetrationThe positioning of planes, objects, or shapes so that they appear to pass through each other, which locks them together within a specified area of space.

          

  3. asymmetry"Without symmetry"; having unequal or noncorresponding parts.

          

  4. balanceA sense of equilibrium between areas of implied weight, attention, attraction, or moments of force; one of the principles of organization.

          

  5. accentEye travel directed by visual pathways in a work of art; one of the principles of organization. It is guided by harmonious connections, areas of variety, the placement of visual weights, areas of dominance, choices in proportions, spatial devices, and so on.

          

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