5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- moments of force
- kinetic (art)
- 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 From the Greek word "kinesis," meaning "motion"; art that involves an element of random or mechanical movement.
- d A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.
- e The 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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- Emanating from a center
- A concept from Gestalt psychology in which the mind perceives an incomplete pattern or information to be a complete, unified whole; the artist provides minimum visual clues, and the observer brings them to final recognition.
- The association of size relative to a constant standard of specific unit of measure related to human dimensions.
- 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 True/False Questions
form → 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.
golden mean → 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.
allover pattern → A design that is formed through the systematic repetition of smaller designed units over an entire surface.
visual unity → 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.
proportion → The comparative relationship of size between units or the parts of a whole; one of the principles of organization.