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  1. form
  2. transparency
  3. visual unity
  4. pattern
  5. principles of organization
  1. a A visual quality in which a distant image or element can be seen through a nearer one.
  2. b 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.
  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 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.
  5. e 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 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. A 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.
  3. A 3D, moving sculpture
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. radialA 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.

          

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

          

  3. allover patternA design that is formed through the systematic repetition of smaller designed units over an entire surface.

          

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

          

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