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5 Matching questions

  1. foreground
  2. form
  3. distortion
  4. stippling
  5. approximate symmetry
  1. a 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
  2. b the space that the subject of an artwork or the space before the subject, inhabits. Often times the actual viewpoint of the image inhabits the foreground of the image.
  3. c The apparent or actual solidity or three-dimensionality of a drawn, painted, crafted or sculpted object. The composition and structure of the work as a whole.
  4. d a departure from the accepted perception of a from or object, often manipulating conventional proportions
  5. e A method for producing areas of value by clustering small dots or points

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a series of visual elements that show order or near order by repeating themselves in a regular or irregular way
  2. A designed unit that is repeated often enough in the total composition to make it a significant or dominant feature. Motif is similar to theme or melody in a musical composition. It is often referred to as the unit used in a pattern
  3. The act or process of diminishing value, by way of its recession in space, to an overall darker or lighter state.
  4. The illusion of deep space. Distant objects such as mountain ranges, seen through the haze of atmosphere, appear to have less detail and contrast than nearer objects
  5. Drawing several thin (usually parallel) lines close together to create an area of value.

5 True/False questions

  1. negative spaceThe unoccupied area of a composition. Often areas of negative space or shapes are just as active or more active than the positive space in works of design and art.


  2. implied shapeA shape created or suggested by the psychological connection of spaces or their edges, creating the visual appearance of a shape that does not physically exists.


  3. closed compositionAn arrangement of elements and systems on a 2d surface; intentional organization plane. A complete world within the frame


  4. cast shadowThe dark area projected from an illuminated form onto other objects or the background.


  5. frottageartwork created by assembling and pasting various materials onto a two-dimentsional surface, often combining them with painted or drawn passgaes; from the French verb coller, to glue or stick