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  1. golden section
  2. proportion
  3. accent
  4. variety
  5. motif
  1. a 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.
  2. b 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.
  3. c The comparative relationship of size between units or the parts of a whole; one of the principles of organization.
  4. 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.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 3D work characterized by considerable amounts of space; open, as opposed to massive (or tectonic), and often with extended appendages.
  2. 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.
  3. Emanating from a center
  4. A 3D, moving sculpture
  5. A sense of equilibrium between areas of implied weight, attention, attraction, or moments of force; one of the principles of organization.

5 True/False Questions

  1. scaleThe association of size relative to a constant standard of specific unit of measure related to human dimensions.


  2. pattern1.) 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.


  3. moments of forceThe principle of organization in which certain visual elements assume more importance than others within the same composition or design. Some features are emphasized, and others are subordinated; often created by increased contrasts through the use of isolation, placement, direction, scale, and character.


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


  5. kinetic (art)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).


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