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  1. visual unity
  2. mobile
  3. transparency
  4. form
  5. Gestalt, Gestalt psychology
  1. a 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.
  2. b A 3D, moving sculpture
  3. c A sense of visual oneness - an organization of the elements into a visual whole. It results from the appropriate ratio between harmony and variety (in conjunction with the other principles of organization).
  4. d 1.) 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.
  5. e A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 3D work characterized by considerable amounts of space; open, as opposed to massive (or tectonic), and often with extended appendages.
  2. Differences achieved by opposing, contrasting, changing, elaborating, or diversifying elements in a composition to add individualism and interest. It is an important principle of organization; the opposite of harmony.
  3. The association of size relative to a constant standard of specific unit of measure related to human dimensions.
  4. The comparative relationship of size between units or the parts of a whole; one of the principles of organization.
  5. 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.

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  1. accentAny 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.

          

  2. 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.

          

  3. economyThe distillation of the image to the basic essentials for clarity of presentation; one of the principles of organization.

          

  4. moments of forceThe 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. principles of organizationThe comparative relationship of size between units or the parts of a whole; one of the principles of organization.

          

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