Gestalt Psychology Essay
These two statements describe the basic foundations for Gestalt psychology. Gestalt psychology utilizes the brain’s predisposition to seek a whole in order to understand its parts. Put simply, the perception of the whole is greater than the sum of its components. The Gestalt premise is a number of principles or ‘laws’ related to the organisation of visual fields. These principles alter the viewer’s ‘default’ view or expectations and promote a more …show more content…
An example of irradiation, the stark contrast between the white and blue allow the viewer to see the square as either a whole on top of a whole or as a cut out.
Gestalt psychology in art offers an understanding and explanation for the mental processes of the artist as well as the thought processes of the perceiver. In design, it is very important to know Gestalt theory because it allows us to predict how viewers respond to design. It does not only assure that our intention will be understood correctly by the viewers, but it also helps us to create a dynamic design.
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The Language of Visual Art by Jack Frederick Myers: Chapter 2, Page 21 (from Reading 1)
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