assymmetrical | asymmetrisch

Asymmetrical composition Between left and right there’s no mirror imagery.…


symmetrical | symmetrisch

Symmetrical The image is equally mirroring between left and right. Shape,…


Common fate / gelijke richting

Law of common fate The eye is drawn to objects moving to the same direction.…


closure / ingevulde hiaat

Law of closure The form is not actually present but is mentally completed. Our…


common region / ingeslotenheid

Law of common Region Elements are perceived as part of a group when located…


continuity / continuïteit

Law of Continuity Continuation occurs when the eye is urged to move via one…


similarity / overeenkomst

Law of similarity Elements that look alike and placed in relation to each other…


proximity / nabijheid

Proximity Elements that are close together are seen as a group even if their…


simplicity / eenvoud

Simplicity Elements are clear and ordered, only those necessary are present.…


Figure-ground / voor-achtergrond

Figure - Ground Elements seem to be either the Figure or the Background…


Perspective / Perspectief

Perspective Illusion of depth and distance given to the eye through techniques…


Movement / Beweging

Movement Suggestion of motion given by the disposition of elements. A visual…


Repetition / Herhaling

Repetition Creation of rhythm by having elements re-appear or occur again in a…


Proportion / Verhouding

Proportion Refers to the relationship of certain elements to the whole and to…


Variety / Variëteit

Variety Variety is achieved using the diversity, change and appearances of…


dissonance | dissonantie

Dissonance Creating tension by the discordancy of elements. One element stands…


Unity | Eenheid

Unity A way of combining the parts so that they seem to belong together,…


detail | detail

Detail Small and subordinated elements of a work of art. Extended treatment to…