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  1. one-point perspective
  2. rhythmn
  3. cross-contour
  4. positive space
  5. scale
  1. a a series of visual elements that show order or near order by repeating themselves in a regular or irregular way
  2. b Where the creation of elements, or their combination produces a objective or non-objective figure or field against a ground.
  3. c A line that crosses and defines the surface undulations between, or up to, the outermost edges of shapes or objects
  4. d 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
  5. e A ratio of the proportions or dimensions of a drawn object or scene to those of the original. When, for example, a drawing of a building is in the scale of one inch to ten feet, one inch in the drawing stands for ten feet of the actual size of the building. The relative size or extent of a visual image

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. In art, the line that defines the outermost limits of an object or a drawn or painted shape, It is sometimes considered to be synonymous with "outline"; as such, it indicates an edge that also may be defined by the extremities of darks, lights, textures or colors.
  2. 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
  3. where the artist fools you into thinking that all or part of a painting is the real thing, from the French for "decieves the eye". Objects are often in sharp focus and depicted in meticulous detail
  4. The placement of elements in a composition so that they imply completion beyond the boundary of the picture plane, or give the appearance of infinite space
  5. the dominant structure or organization of a composition in which all the elements conform to.

5 True/False Questions

  1. time/motionA designed unit that is repeated often enough in the total composition to make it a significant or dominant feature. Motif is similar to theme or melody in a musical composition. It is often referred to as the unit used in a pattern


  2. blackthe absence of light where all rays are absorbed (subtractive)


  3. value distributionthe repeating form or motif within a composition to create harmony, connect differing visual languages and the establishment of a visual syntax


  4. cast shadowA visually perceived area defined by value, line, color, texture, and/or space. Shapes can be organic, geometric, abstract, representational, complex or simple.


  5. mid-groundin a landscape, the space we see in the distance--the sky, mountains, or distant hills. In a still life or interior portrait, it is the area behind the subject


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