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UnityDescribe the forms that contribute to the unity of this composition.

(look for elements and traits that repeatedly appear)

(look for alignments, structures or groupings that organize parts into larger entities (gestalt))

Impact Concept — How does this piece aim to get the viewer's attention?


VarietyDescribe the forms that contribute to the variety and dynamism of this painting.

(look for contrast of any and every kind. Look especially for similar forms that are varied in some way. Look for anomalies — patterns or norms that are broken.)

Focal AreasWhat areas are focal areas?
Describe the forms that contribute to their graphic emphasis?


Relief Areas