5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- visual unity
- moments of force
- a The direction and degree of energy implied by the art elements in specific compositional situations; amounts of visual thrust produced by such matters as dimension, placement, and accent.
- b 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.
- c The arranging and/or structuring of all the art elements, according to the principles of organization, that achieves a unified whole; often used interchangeably with the term "design."
- d 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).
- e The exact duplication of appearances in mirrorlike repetition on either side of a (usually imaginary) straight-lined central axis.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A traditional proportional system for visual harmony expressed when a line or area is divided into two sections so that the smaller part is to the larger as the larger is to the whole.
- 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."
- "Without symmetry"; having unequal or noncorresponding parts.
- 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.
- Emanating from a center
5 True/False Questions
balance → A sense of equilibrium between areas of implied weight, attention, attraction, or moments of force; one of the principles of organization.
proportion → The comparative relationship of size between units or the parts of a whole; one of the principles of organization.
repetition → 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.
tectonic → 3D work characterized by considerable amounts of space; open, as opposed to massive (or tectonic), and often with extended appendages.
golden mean → "Perfect" harmonious proportions that avoid extremes; the moderation between extremes.