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figure/ground similarity proximity closure continuance translation rotation reflection glide/reflection dilation structured space symmetric balance asymmetric balance ambiguous balance neutral balance


figure/ground

the relationship between two objects using depth of space.


similarity

things that look alike. shape, color, & texture can show objects to seem as if they belong together in a group.


proximity

similar objects located close to each other are seen to be a group.


closure

the feeling of needing to close or complete incomplete figures.


continuance

a group of figures arranged to look as if moving or continuing direction.


translation

compositional figures sat next to each other with an even amount of space between each one.


rotation

a symmetry operation that turns a figure in a continuance pattern.


reflection

a symmetry operation that shows a figure & then rotates it 180째.


glide/reflection

an element shown & shown again at 180째 & slid up or down to form a pattern.


dilation

a change in size between compositional elements at regular intervals.


symmetric balance

the arrangement of compositional elements with an equal balance.


asymmetric balance

irregular & unequal arrangements between compositional elements relative to a central axis.


ambiguous balance

vague & indefinite relationships between compositional elements.


neutral balance

random objects in no apparent order, lacking emphasis & contrast.


Š Brittany Hand, 09/24/12 Completed as a requirement for Visual Communication in the graphic design department at the Kansas City Art Institute. Michael Kidwell, assistant professor.

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