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Arts Visual Perception Lecture 1

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A Look into the Psychology of Visual Perception with discussion over its basic definition, Visual Perception Process and Gestalt Principle

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Arts Visual Perception Lecture 1

  1. 1. Understanding Visual Perception Art Visual Perception * Lecture 1 Philippine Women’s College of Davao Wilfred Dexter G. Tañedo
  2. 2. Resource Materials • Reference MaterialsArnheim_Rudolf_Art_and_Visual_Perception_1974.pdf • Reference MaterialsElements and Principles of Art Activity Book.pdf • Reference MaterialsVisual Perception melcher_cavanagh_ch19_2010.pdf
  3. 3. Visual by Definition adjective 1. of or relating to seeing or sight. "visual perception" synonyms: optical, optic, ocular, eye; noun 1. a picture, piece of film, or display used to illustrate or accompany something. synonyms: graphic, visual aid, image, illustration, diagram, display;
  4. 4. Perception by Definition  the way that one thinks about or understand someone or something  the ability to understand or notice something easily  the way that one notices or understand something using one of the senses
  5. 5. Perception Perception is an active process of locating and extracting information from the environment aided by visible light. There are various physiological components involved in Visual Perception are referred to collectively as the Visual System. Visual System is focus of much research in Vision Science that blends psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and molecular biology, in the study of visual perception.
  6. 6. Main Tools in Visual Perception
  7. 7. Main Tools in Visual Perception
  8. 8. Neural Basis of Vision • Behavior • Physiology • Anatomy • Computation
  9. 9. What Do You See in the Picture?
  10. 10. What Do You See in the Picture?
  11. 11. Gestalt Psychology • Tries to understand the laws of our ability to acquire and maintain meaningful perceptions in an apparently chaotic world. • The central principle of gestalt psychology is that the mind forms a global whole with self-organizing tendencies. • This principle maintains that when the human mind (perceptual system) forms a percept or gestalt, the whole has a reality of its own, independent of the parts. • "The whole is other than the sum of the parts” by Kurt Koffka • The Founders of Gestalt Psychology: Max Wertheimer, Kurt Koffka and Wolfgang Köhler. Created sometime in 1912.
  12. 12. Visual Perceptual Skills • Visual Perceptual Skills involve the ability to organize and interpret the information that is seen and give it meaning.
  13. 13. Visual Perceptual Processing Categories Visual Discrimination Visual Figure ground Visual Closure Visual Memory Visual Sequential Memory Visual Form Constancy Visual spatial relationships
  14. 14. Visual Perceptual Processing Categories Visual Discrimination is the ability to be aware of the distinctive features of forms including shape, orientation, size, and color.
  15. 15. Visual Perceptual Processing Categories • Visual Figure ground is the ability to distinguish an object from irrelevant background information
  16. 16. Visual Perceptual Processing Categories • Visual Closure is the ability to recognize a complete feature from fragmented information.
  17. 17. Visual Perceptual Processing Categories Visual memory is the ability to retain information over an adequate period of time.
  18. 18. Visual Perceptual Processing Categories Visual sequential memory is the ability to perceive and remember a sequence of objects, letters, words, and other symbols in the same order as originally seen.
  19. 19. Visual Perceptual Processing Categories Visual form constancy is the ability to recognize objects as they change size, shape, or orientation.
  20. 20. Visual Perceptual Processing Categories Visual spatial skills refer to the ability to understand directional concepts that organize external visual space.
  21. 21. Gestalt Principles
  22. 22. Assignment • Create 3x3 inches drawing samples of Gestalt Principles (sketchbook) • What is the Importance of Visual Perception in Visual Art, specifically Design? (notebook)

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