5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- approximate symmetry
- allover pattern
- a 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.
- b 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.
- c A design that is formed through the systematic repetition of smaller designed units over an entire surface.
- d 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.
- e A 3D, moving sculpture
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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."
- Emanating from a center
- A German word for "form"; an organized whole in experience. Promoted around 1912 as a theory to explain psychological phenomena by their relationships to total forms rather than their parts. Our reaction to the whole is greater than our reaction to its individual parts, and our minds integrate and organize chaotic stimuli so that we see complete patterns and recognizable shapes.
- 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.
- The exact duplication of appearances in mirrorlike repetition on either side of a (usually imaginary) straight-lined central axis.
5 True/False Questions
accent → 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.
atectonic → 3D work characterized by considerable amounts of space; open, as opposed to massive (or tectonic), and often with extended appendages.
asymmetry → "Without symmetry"; having unequal or noncorresponding parts.
repetition → The comparative relationship of size between units or the parts of a whole; one of the principles of organization.
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.