Size: 5

Size – Size is the measurement of a figure relative to the person perceiving it and relative to the ground. The size of a figure can be defined absolutely (2” x 2”) or relatively in relation to its position within the format in which it will function. A square measuring 6” x 6” could be perceived as quite small on a wall but could be perceived as quite large in an 8” x 10” format.

* Alternate terms: scale


Discontinuity in Size

In this example, the square to the left becomes the primary figure within the sequence because of motion. The motion is a change of size from small to large 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).