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5 Matching questions

  1. assemblage
  2. minor forces
  3. expression
  4. reflected light
  5. amorphous shapes
  1. a 1. 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. b The portion of light that is deflected from a surface, as distinguished from transmitted or absorbed light
  3. c a three-dimensional form of collage with bulky 3D objects added to the painted surface
  4. d A formless and indistinct shape without obvious edges, like, for example, a cloud.
  5. e the movements you see in a composition after study, that support the dominant or subdominant structure

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. the first movement you see in a composition
  3. The mental connection between two points or elements. An
    invisible line joining, for example a person's eyes to the object they are looking at, or the line that extends into space from the tip of a pointing arrow directing the viewer's eye to follow it.
  4. a departure from the accepted perception of a from or object, often manipulating conventional proportions
  5. the proportion and arrangements of lights and darks in a composition

5 True/False questions

  1. rhythmnDrawing several thin (usually parallel) lines close together to create an area of value.


  2. closed compositionThe 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


  3. proportiona departure from the accepted perception of a from or object, often manipulating conventional proportions


  4. one-point perspectiveA system of spatial illusion based on the convergence of parallel lines at a single vanishing point, usually on the horizon; only appropriate to interiors or vistas. Within one-point perspective vertical lines remain vertical to the picture plane and horizontal lines remain horizontal to the picture plane


  5. foreshorteningcompares elements to one another in terms of size, quantity, or degree of emphasis. It may be expressed as a ratio, or may be a more generalized relativity