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Continuity

Continuity - Continuity is a Gestalt concept that refers to the visual tendency to create continuous figures. Continuity is most commonl...

Continuity/Discontinuity

Continuity/Discontinuity - Continuity is the reference to ground, shapes, or objects that are perceived as similar or perceived as one. Disc...

Cool Color

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Curvilinear

Curvilinear – A shape whose edge is dominated by curves. Curvilinear shapes can also be referred to as organic shapes, though organic shapes...

Depth

Depth - Depth is the measurement from the front to the back of an object/space. In the case of an object or space, depth can be measures. Dep...

Depth Cues

Depth Cues are a group of concepts that assist vision in determining depth. The majority of depth perception takes advantage of multiple depth cu...

Descriptors

Given the aspects of the visual field (figure/ground, motion, gradient), descriptors are structures that describe the interrelationship of the fig...

Direction

Direction – Direction describes the horizontal, vertical or diagonal representation of a figure. Direction of a figure can be actual or implied. ...

Dynamic/Static

Dynamic/Static - Something that is Dynamic can be described as possessing or displaying energy/force or motion. Something that is Static shows no...

Energetic Force

Energetic Force Light - Light is a product of energy that is visible to the human eye. Applied Concept: The most common source ...

Expressive Color

Expressive color - Expressive color refers to one manner in which color is used to describe shapes. Expressive color specifically refers to ...

Figure/Ground

Figure/ground – Any shape that can be distinguished from the background is referred to a figure. The area around the figure is referred to as gro...

Figure/Ground Ambiguity

Figure/ground Ambiguity - Figure/ground ambiguity exists when it is impossible to determine what would be considered figure and what would b...

Figure/Ground Reversal

Figure/Ground Reversal - Figure/ground reversal exists when a shape could be seen as either figure or ground. The most common cause of figur...

File Format

File Formats for Digital Images File Formats are a standard means for saving digital images. There are a variety of comm...

Focal Point

Focal Point - The Focal Point is a specific part or area of a work that gains visual prominance. The focal point is usually used as an attem...

Force

Force is the capacity to cause physical change via energy. Applied Concept: Force can be an influence that, if applied to an object, results...

Form

Form – A form is a conceptual reference to a three-dimensional unit. A form has height, width, and depth and is defined by points, lines, an...

Geometric

Geometric – A shape derived from or suggestive of geometry. Geometric shapes are characterized by precise edges and mathematically consistent ...

Gestalt

Gestalt - A German word that roughly translates as "whole" or "unified whole." Gestalt theory of visual perception was developed in the 1920...