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5 Matching questions

  1. repetition
  2. one-point perspective
  3. equivocal space
  4. negative space
  5. point
  1. a A system of spatial illusion based on the convergence of parallel lines at a single vanishing point, usually on the horizon; only appropriate to interiors or vistas. Within one-point perspective vertical lines remain vertical to the picture plane and horizontal lines remain horizontal to the picture plane
  2. b the repeating form or motif within a composition to create harmony, connect differing visual languages and the establishment of a visual syntax
  3. c The unoccupied area of a composition. Often areas of negative space or shapes are just as active or more active than the positive space in works of design and art.
  4. d 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
  5. e an element in space having a definite position and technically no dimension

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The unoccupied space in the picture. Traditionally, the ground is a negative shape (or shapes) and the figure a positive shape.
  2. The equilibrium of opposing or interacting forces in a composition
  3. the distillation of the image to the basic essentials for clarity of presentation
  4. Shapes based on the sinuous organic shapes found in nature.
  5. the proportion and arrangements of lights and darks in a composition

5 True/False questions

  1. diminution of valueThe act or process of diminishing value, by way of its recession in space, to an overall darker or lighter state.


  2. line qualityValue of an object seen free from the effects of light and shadow.


  3. varietyState of order, visual unity, agreement or asthetically pleasing relationships among the elements of a whole


  4. proportioncompares elements to one another in terms of size, quantity, or degree of emphasis. It may be expressed as a ratio, or may be a more generalized relativity


  5. compositionAn arrangement of elements and systems on a 2d surface; intentional organization plane. A complete world within the frame


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