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5 Matching questions

  1. pattern
  2. economy
  3. asymmetry
  4. transparency
  5. dominance
  1. a The distillation of the image to the basic essentials for clarity of presentation; one of the principles of organization.
  2. b A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.
  3. c 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.
  4. d The 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.
  5. e "Without symmetry"; having unequal or noncorresponding parts.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Concepts that guide the arrangement and integration of the elements in achieving a sense of visual order and overall visual unity. They are harmony, variety, balance, proportion, dominance, movement, and economy.
  2. 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.
  3. Eye travel directed by visual pathways in a work of art; one of the principles of organization. It is guided by harmonious connections, areas of variety, the placement of visual weights, areas of dominance, choices in proportions, spatial devices, and so on.
  4. A concept from Gestalt psychology in which the mind perceives an incomplete pattern or information to be a complete, unified whole; the artist provides minimum visual clues, and the observer brings them to final recognition.
  5. A design that is formed through the systematic repetition of smaller designed units over an entire surface.

5 True/False questions

  1. approximate symmetry"Without symmetry"; having unequal or noncorresponding parts.


  2. mobileA 3D, moving sculpture


  3. Gestalt, Gestalt psychologyA 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.


  4. accentA 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.


  5. compositionThe use of the same visual effect - and/or similar visual effects - a number of times in the same composition. It may produce the dominance of one visual idea, a feeling of harmonious relationship, an obviously planned pattern, or a rhythmic movement.