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These are unoccupied or empty space left after the positive shapes have been laid down by the artist; however, because these areas have boundaries, they also functions shapes in the total pictorial structure.
a) Negative Shapes b) Positive Shapes c) Elements of Art Structure d) Dominance
The enclosed areas that represent the initial selection of shapes planned by the artist. They may suggest recognizable objects or merely be planned non-representational shapes.
a) Positive shapes b) Negative shapes c) Motif d) Picture plane
The quality that emphasizes the two-dimensional nature of any of the visual elements. Enriches a surface without denying the essential flatness of its nature.
a) Decorative b) Pattern c) Motif d) Unity
Parallel lines that curve over an object's surface in a vertical or horizontal manner (or both) and reveal the item's surface characteristics. Similar to wire framing used in 3D design.
a) Cross-contour b) contour c) Decorative d) Motif
A line that creates a boundary separating an area of space from its surrounding background.
a) Contour b) Cross-contour c) Decorative d) Line
A repetitive configuration of elements that is distributed in a regular or irregular systematic organization.
a) Pattern b) Motif c) Decorative d) Repetition
The path of a moving point; that is, a mark made by a tool or instrument as it is drawn across a surface. Its length is distinctly greater than its width.
a) Line b) Picture Plane c) Contour d) Decorative
The whole or total effect of a work of art that results from the combination of all of its component parts.
a) Unity b) Balance c) Symmetrical d) Asymmetrical
A visual element or combination of visual elements that is repeated often enough in a composition to make it the dominating feature of the artist's expression.
a) Motif b) Pattern c) Rhythm d) Repetition
The use of the same visual element a number of times in the same composition.
a) Repetition b) Dominance c) Rhythm d) Symmetrical
The principle of visual organization that suggests that certain elements should assume more importance than others in the same composition. It contributes to organic unity by emphasizing the fact that there is one main feature.
a) Dominance b) Rhythm c) Unity d) Balance
The outermost limits or boundary of the picture plane.
a) Picture Frame b) Picture plane c) Positive Shapes d) Repetition
The actual flat surface on which the artist executes his pictorial image.
a) Picture Plane b) Picture Frame c) Positive Shapes d) Dominance
The combination of the basic elements of line, shape, value, texture, space, and color represent the visual language of the artist.
a) Elements of Art Structure b) Dominance c) Picture Plane d) Asymmetrical
A form of balance attained when the visual units on either side of a vertical axis are not identical but are placed in positions with the picture plan so as to create a felt equilibrium of the total form concept.
a) Asymmetrical b) Symmetrical c) Balance d) Dominance
A feeling of equality in weight, attention, or attraction of the various visual elements within the pictorial field as a means of accomplishing organic unity.
a) Balance b) Symmetrical c) Dominance d) Unity
A form of balance achieved by the use of identical balance compositional units on either side of a vertical axis within the picture plane.
a) Symmetrical b) Balance c) Unity d) Repetition
A continuance,, a flow, or a feeling of movement achieved by the repetition of regulated visual information.
a) Rhythm b) Repetition c) Pattern d) Motif
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