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  1. interpenetration
  2. accent
  3. moments of force
  4. transparency
  5. kinetic (art)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. c From the Greek word "kinesis," meaning "motion"; art that involves an element of random or mechanical movement.
  4. d A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.
  5. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Emanating from a center
  3. 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.
  4. The association of size relative to a constant standard of specific unit of measure related to human dimensions.
  5. 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

  1. form1.) 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.


  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. allover patternA design that is formed through the systematic repetition of smaller designed units over an entire surface.


  4. visual unityDifferences 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. proportionThe comparative relationship of size between units or the parts of a whole; one of the principles of organization.


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