The overall direction of the elements seem to be going downwards, as if elements were falling. It can give a heavy or dispirited feel.

To decline; slant; sink; slide; fall; deteriorate.


The most obvious example of Descending  as a concept is seen in the work ‘Nude descending  a Staircase’ by Marcel Duchamp (1912).

Looking at the postioning of forms from left to right, a definite sequential in height is seen.

(this image also strongly is made upon the concepts of Rhythm and Diagonal Composition


The categorie ‘Analogies’ is inspired by the book  ‘Zo doe je dat‘ by  J.J. Beljon.

Beljon , J. J. (1979)  Zo Doe je dat. Raamgracht AMsterdam. ISBN 9789062879236.
Beljon was a sculpturere and the Director of the Royal academy of the Arts THe Hague. Zo Doe je dat! described the foundations of visual analysis from a metaphorical point of view.

Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name.  (Wikipedia )