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5 Matching questions

  1. economy
  2. kinetic (art)
  3. balance
  4. pattern
  5. transparency
  1. a A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.
  2. b The distillation of the image to the basic essentials for clarity of presentation; one of the principles of organization.
  3. c From the Greek word "kinesis," meaning "motion"; art that involves an element of random or mechanical movement.
  4. 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.
  5. e A sense of equilibrium between areas of implied weight, attention, attraction, or moments of force; one of the principles of organization.

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 quality of simple massiveness; 3D work lacking any significant extrusions or intrusions.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A 3D, moving sculpture

5 True/False questions

  1. dominanceThe 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.


  2. movementAny stress or emphasis given to the elements of a composition that brings them more attention than other features that surround or are close to them; can be created by a brighter color, darker value, greater size, or any other means by which a difference is expressed.


  3. form1.) 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.


  4. proportionThe arranging and/or structuring of all the art elements, according to the principles of organization, that achieves a unified whole; often used interchangeably with the term "design."


  5. radialEmanating from a center