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  1. transparency
  2. closure
  3. form
  4. scale
  5. approximate symmetry
  1. a 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.
  2. b The association of size relative to a constant standard of specific unit of measure related to human dimensions.
  3. c 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.
  4. d 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.
  5. e A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. "Without symmetry"; having unequal or noncorresponding parts.
  4. 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.
  5. 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."

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. golden meanA 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.


  3. radialEmanating from a center


  4. visual unityA 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).


  5. atectonicThe quality of simple massiveness; 3D work lacking any significant extrusions or intrusions.


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