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Stasis

Stasis – Stasis is a descriptor specific to motion. Stasis describes a lack of motion or a figure at rest. Stasis is typically used to describe a...

Spreading Effect

Spreading effect - The spreading effect refers to the tendency of a color to take on some of the qualities of an adjacent color. In the imag...

Speed

Speed – Speed is a descriptor specific to motion. Speed describes the rate of change in any given motion. Speed can be defined absolutely (3 seco...

Space

Space is the general term used to describe all of a two-dimensional surface or a three-dimensional expanse. Explicitly, space has no bounda...

Social Structures: Goals and Objectives

AD 270: Social Structures Goals and Objectives Core competencies Understand the relationship of the artist and d...

Social Structures

AD 270: Social Structures “Comparative study of cultural products, social structures, and visual conditioning and its evol...

Size

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 a...

Simultaneous Contrast

Simultaneous contrast - Simultaneous contrast is the optical alteration of a color by a surrounding color. In the image below, the gray squa...

Similarity

Similarity - Similarity is a Gestalt concept the refers to the visual tendency to group shapes together if they visually resemble each oth...

Shape

Shape – Shape is a figure with individual identity enclosed by a line. Related Concepts: Geometric, Rectilinear, Organic, Curvilinear. ...

Shadows/Shading

Shadows/Shading - Shadows/Shading is a depth cue that combines two elements. The first element is shadows which refers to the use of a cast ...

Secondary Colors

Secondary Colors are the hues created by mixing adjacent primary colors. In paint, orange, green, and violet are secondary colors. [seco...

Saturation

Saturation - Saturation refers to the purity or intensity of a color. A "vivid" color is a highly saturated color and a "muted" or "dull" co...

Rhythm

Rhythm (visual) - Rhythm is the sense of movment that is established through repetition of shapes. Visual rhythm is similar to musical rhyth...

Reveal and Reconfigure - a cube

AD 160: Physical Structures Project Example: Reveal and Reconfigure - a cube ...

Retinal Disparity

Retinal disparity - Retinal disparity, sometimes called binocular disparity, is part of the process in visual perception that generates the ...

Resolution: PPI/DPI

Resolution: PPI/DPI Resolution describes the level of detail present in a digital format. High resolution images and devices...

Repetition

Repetition - The use of the same visual element (usually a shape) multiple times. Repetition does not by definition indicate that there is...

Relative Size Relationship

Relative Size Relationship - Relative size reveals depth through what the mind translates as closer and further from a viewer. If an image...