multiple methods Case Study

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Week 2 DQ

Valerie Jeffcoat posted Jan 18, 2022 3:22 AM


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· Describe the three things John can do in his drawings to convey depth convincingly.


To convey depth, John should use the similarity principle of Gestalt. This, along with the viewer’s proximity, allows them to see the individual pieces

as part of a larger pattern (Goldstein, 2015). There are a few ways to convey depth, such as position, edging, size, and overlapping to name a few. In art, when drawing in a realistic style, it is helpful to draw from direct observation or by using reference images. 3D images always display depth in a painting. Size of a drawing would create a sense of space and adds dimension. In essence, the main key to creating depth in a painting is to use multiple methods to create a 3D look.


Explain how Gestalt principles can be applied to everyday and real-life vision perceptions.


Humans, according to Gestalt psychologists, prefer to view objects as complete rather than focusing on the gaps they may include. When specific rules are used, individuals prefer to arrange visual components into groups or unified wholes, according to Gestalt theory (Goldstein, 2015). The Gestalt principle has three general rules: objects are viewed in their most basic form; people instinctively follow lines or curves, and the mind will fill in details that aren’t present (Goldstein, 2015). Gestalt theory can even be applied in real-life. For example, you can use the gestalt theory to design websites. This gives the site a more aesthetic appeal and attract more people to it. Gestalt techniques can also be used in therapy by helping the therapist detect issues that need solving. Gestalt psychologists are also trained to look out for specific language patterns while their patient speaks (Clarke, 2021).