Bits and Pieces

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Below are some of the student works from 4th week of this semester’s Basic Design studio.

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The gestalt notion “figure-ground phenomenon” refers to the characteristic organization of perception into a figure that ‘stands out’ against an undifferentiated background. What is figural at any one moment depends on patterns of sensory stimulation and on the momentary interests of the perceiver. Figure-ground relationship is an important element of the way we organise reality in our awareness, including works of art. Poets may rely on our habitual figure-ground organisations in extra-linguistic reality to exploit our flexibility in shifting attention from one aspect to another so as to achieve certain poetic effects by inducing us to reverse the habitual figure-ground relationships.

Tsur, R., 2000, Metaphor and Figure-Ground Relationship: Comparisons from Poetry, Music, and the Visual Arts

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