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5 Matching questions

  1. motif
  2. approximate symmetry
  3. visual unity
  4. composition
  5. transparency
  1. a A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.
  2. b 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.
  3. c 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."
  4. d 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).
  5. e A designed unit or pattern that is repeated often enough in the total composition to make it a significant or dominant feature; similar to "theme" or "melody" in a musical composition.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Any 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. A 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.
  3. "Perfect" harmonious proportions that avoid extremes; the moderation between extremes.
  4. The organizing process or underlying plan on which artists base their total work. In a broader sense, it may be considered synonymous with "form" and "composition."
  5. The exact duplication of appearances in mirrorlike repetition on either side of a (usually imaginary) straight-lined central axis.

5 True/False questions

  1. atectonic3D work characterized by considerable amounts of space; open, as opposed to massive (or tectonic), and often with extended appendages.

          

  2. economyThe quality of simple massiveness; 3D work lacking any significant extrusions or intrusions.

          

  3. varietyDifferences 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.

          

  4. mobileA designed unit or pattern that is repeated often enough in the total composition to make it a significant or dominant feature; similar to "theme" or "melody" in a musical composition.

          

  5. principles of organizationConcepts 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.