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5 Matching questions

  1. form
  2. symmetry
  3. atectonic
  4. asymmetry
  5. dominance
  1. a "Without symmetry"; having unequal or noncorresponding parts.
  2. b 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.
  3. c 3D work characterized by considerable amounts of space; open, as opposed to massive (or tectonic), and often with extended appendages.
  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 The exact duplication of appearances in mirrorlike repetition on either side of a (usually imaginary) straight-lined central axis.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. The distillation of the image to the basic essentials for clarity of presentation; one of the principles of organization.
  3. The quality of simple massiveness; 3D work lacking any significant extrusions or intrusions.
  4. The 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. "Perfect" harmonious proportions that avoid extremes; the moderation between extremes.

5 True/False questions

  1. interpenetrationThe positioning of planes, objects, or shapes so that they appear to pass through each other, which locks them together within a specified area of space.

          

  2. radialEmanating from a center

          

  3. closure1.) 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. scaleThe association of size relative to a constant standard of specific unit of measure related to human dimensions.

          

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