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5 Matching questions

  1. time/motion
  2. amorphous shapes
  3. equivocal space
  4. assemblage
  5. collage
  1. a An ambiguous space where it is difficult to distinguish figure from ground or positive from negative shapes, and our perception alternates from one to the other. Many optical illusions make use of this phenomenon
  2. b A formal condition that implies a change in a visual environment, it implies a happening or event. A sequence of events that is interdependent of one another. Sometimes referred to as 4D.
  3. c artwork created by assembling and pasting various materials onto a two-dimentsional surface, often combining them with painted or drawn passgaes; from the French verb coller, to glue or stick
  4. d A formless and indistinct shape without obvious edges, like, for example, a cloud.
  5. e a three-dimensional form of collage with bulky 3D objects added to the painted surface

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a departure from the accepted perception of a from or object, often manipulating conventional proportions
  2. creating texture by rubbing crayons or pastels on paper placed n a rough surface; from the French word frotter, to rub
  3. Blobby shapes, reminiscent of single-cell creatures such as amebas, derived from organic or natural forms
  4. is the totality of light where all rays are reflected (subtractive)
  5. The area of a visual image that first attracts and usually sustains the viewer's attention.

5 True/False questions

  1. middle grayOn a value scale or within a composition containing numerous values, the midpoint value found between any two given values. Middle gray is a mixture that visually represents 50% of a specific tint and 50% of a specific shade. Middle gray is considered neutral-meaning that the eye is at total rest- the cones and rods of the eye are inactive-when it looks at middle gray. Typically middle gray is made from black and white, but there are other middle mixtures that are neutral such as the middle mixtures of a complementary scale


  2. highlightThe part of an object that, from the viewer's position, receives the greatest amount of direct light. The highest value of a modeled form, or a bright distinct dot or area on the surface of a shiny form that accentuates its glossiness


  3. foregroundin a landscape, the space between the foreground and background: trees. bushed, and buildings, for example


  4. forman element in space having a definite position and technically no dimension


  5. groundThe unoccupied space in the picture. Traditionally, the ground is a negative shape (or shapes) and the figure a positive shape.


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