5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a 1.) The total appearance, organization, or inventive arrangement of all the visual elements according to the principles that will develop unity in the artwork; composition. 2.) Sculpture term for the shape of a 3D work.
- b 3D work characterized by considerable amounts of space; open, as opposed to massive (or tectonic), and often with extended appendages.
- c A sense of equilibrium between areas of implied weight, attention, attraction, or moments of force; one of the principles of organization.
- d 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.
- e Differences achieved by opposing, contrasting, changing, elaborating, or diversifying elements in a composition to add individualism and interest. It is an important principle of organization; the opposite of harmony.
5 Multiple choice questions
- A sense of visual oneness - an organization of the elements into a visual whole. It results from the appropriate ratio between harmony and variety (in conjunction with the other principles of organization).
- A principle of organization in which parts of a composition are made to relate through commonality - repeated or shared characteristics, elements, or visual units; opposite of variety.
- The use of similar imagery on either side of a central axis. The visual material on one side may resemble that on the other but is varied to prevent visual monotony.
- The quality of simple massiveness; 3D work lacking any significant extrusions or intrusions.
- "Perfect" harmonious proportions that avoid extremes; the moderation between extremes.
5 True/False questions
design → 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."
radial → A 3D, moving sculpture
symmetry → The exact duplication of appearances in mirrorlike repetition on either side of a (usually imaginary) straight-lined central axis.
accent → Any stress or emphasis given to the elements of a composition that brings them more attention than other features that surround or are close to them; can be created by a brighter color, darker value, greater size, or any other means by which a difference is expressed.
interpenetration → The use of the same visual effect - and/or similar visual effects - a number of times in the same composition. It may produce the dominance of one visual idea, a feeling of harmonious relationship, an obviously planned pattern, or a rhythmic movement.