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5 Matching questions

  1. line quality
  2. symmetry
  3. open composition
  4. calligraphy
  5. frottage
  1. a The exact duplication of appearances in mirror like repetition on either side of a (usually imaginary) straight-lined central axis.
  2. b creating texture by rubbing crayons or pastels on paper placed n a rough surface; from the French word frotter, to rub
  3. c Elegant, decorative writing. Lines used in artworks that possess the qualities found in this kind of writing may be called "calligraphic" and are generally flowing and rhythmical
  4. d The placement of elements in a composition so that they imply completion beyond the boundary of the picture plane, or give the appearance of infinite space
  5. e A characteristic of line determined by its weight, direction, uniformity, or other features

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Occurs when opposing or interacting forms are out of equilibrium in a composition
  2. Drawing several thin (usually parallel) lines close together to create an area of value.
  3. Value of an object seen free from the effects of light and shadow.
  4. the proportion and arrangements of lights and darks in a composition
  5. An ambiguous space where it is difficult to distinguish figure from ground or positive from negative shapes, and our perception alternates from one to the other. Many optical illusions make use of this phenomenon

5 True/False questions

  1. repetition1. The manifestation through artistic form of a thought, emotion, or a quality of meaning. 2. In art, expression is synonymous with the term content.


  2. stipplingA method for producing areas of value by clustering small dots or points


  3. formA 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


  4. middle grayOn a value scale or within a composition containing numerous values, the midpoint value found between any two given values. Middle gray is a mixture that visually represents 50% of a specific tint and 50% of a specific shade. Middle gray is considered neutral-meaning that the eye is at total rest- the cones and rods of the eye are inactive-when it looks at middle gray. Typically middle gray is made from black and white, but there are other middle mixtures that are neutral such as the middle mixtures of a complementary scale


  5. mid-tonesThe values located in the center of a achromatic or chromatic scale. Mid-tones are values that are midway between black and white