Shape: 5

Shape – Shape is a figure with individual identity enclosed by a line.

Related Concepts: Geometric, Rectilinear, Organic, Curvilinear.


Discontinuity in Shape

In this example, the shape to the left becomes the primary figure within the sequence because of motion. The motion is a change of shape from a square to (roughly) a circle and back again. If you stop the movie at the beginning or end, there is no clear primary figure due to all three squares being fundamentally identical (except for different positions).