Verisimilitude is the appearance or semblance of truth.
Verisimilitude is depicted through the realistic-looking characters at the wax museum.
Collages are created by assembling a variety of materials together.
It is the use of materials to create a surface that can be felt or touched.
tactile texture is present on these printing blocks.
- Pattern is the repetition of a visual element in a regular and anticipated sequence. It is like a “dress pattern” or template, but it has a more general meaning referring to repetition of a design motif.
- Texture is an element of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and is distinguished by its perceived visual and tactile sense.
Shapes with no object reference and no subject matter suggestion.
“PULP,” 2010, oil on canvas,
- Natural shapes are known to have reasonable proportions, which creates a sense of credibility in a design.
- Idealism reproduces a design not as it is but as cultural worldview says it should be.
- Distortion are exaggerated shapes. These shapes are altered and stretched in proportion.
Here are a few examples.
Abstract shapes which allude to natural, organic forms.
“hundreds of Styrofoam cups making up organic shapes on a ceiling”
a.k.a. positive and negative space!
Our visual perception is dependent on our ability to
recognize borders and boundaries that separate figure from ground.
Shape is a perceived area created by an enclosing line
or by color and value changes defining the outer edge.
(Source: "Taking Shape." EZ Scrap. Web. <http)