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How do we look at space?

Objects- Have a certain size. Brightness value, location.

Seeing involves all the above.

We do not we see a total, visual field. Objects are alive, want to move and return to certain places or remain static. Objects in a space have different forces acting abound them, attraction or repulsion.

This means that a visual experience is dynamic.

The eye tends to complete objects and perceive them as it wants. Ex: an incomplete circle is seen as a whole circle with a missing part.

We as humans are constantly seeking to find the proper distance between objects, a distance which to us feels beautiful and balanced.

Forces in an area are not only affected by the boundaries but also by the diagonals.

Perpetual forces:

Are they real?

They are assumed to be real both psychologically and physically.

Psychologically- the pull on the disk is experienced by the person looking at it.

These pulls have a point of attack, a direction and intensity.

For this reason, psychologists speak of psychological forces.

Physically- molecular forces. Retina stimulation

Two disks in one square

Forces are still acting from the disks and square.

When the two disks lie close, they attract each other and look like an indivisible thing.

At a certain distance, they repel each other.

These distances change in relation to the square size and dot size.

In physical, balance is achieved when the forces acting upon eachother are equal. Equal strength pulling in the opposite direction.

When it comes to visiual balance, every object has a centre of gravity. The eye's intuition is the best way to determine balance.

There is a difference between physical and visual balaqnce. Ex: a sculpture may be visiually balanced but not physically balanced and may...