figure/ground similarity proximity closure continuance translation rotation reflection glide/reflection dilation structured space symmetric balance asymmetric balance ambiguous balance neutral balance
the relationship between two objects using depth of space.
things that look alike. shape, color, & texture can show objects to seem as if they belong together in a group.
similar objects located close to each other are seen to be a group.
the feeling of needing to close or complete incomplete figures.
a group of figures arranged to look as if moving or continuing direction.
compositional figures sat next to each other with an even amount of space between each one.
a symmetry operation that turns a figure in a continuance pattern.
a symmetry operation that shows a figure & then rotates it 180째.
an element shown & shown again at 180째 & slid up or down to form a pattern.
a change in size between compositional elements at regular intervals.
the arrangement of compositional elements with an equal balance.
irregular & unequal arrangements between compositional elements relative to a central axis.
vague & indefinite relationships between compositional elements.
random objects in no apparent order, lacking emphasis & contrast.
ÂŠ 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.