Arcimboldo, who was one of the inspirations behind my outcome for the archetype module at the end of my first year. Created this painting around 1590-1600. 
Gestalt’s definition is the whole is different to the sum of its parts and as you can see the whole is a person but the sum of its parts is a mixture of vegetables and flowers. 
Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s work has very strong links to Gestalt beliefs. 

Arcimboldo, who was one of the inspirations behind my outcome for the archetype module at the end of my first year. Created this painting around 1590-1600.

Gestalt’s definition is the whole is different to the sum of its parts and as you can see the whole is a person but the sum of its parts is a mixture of vegetables and flowers. 

Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s work has very strong links to Gestalt beliefs. 

I created some digital calligraphic letter forms during my exchange. Inside my letterforms the closure principle is heavily applied here by the way i haven’t coloured in the whole “N”.
When you view the image you are aware the letter isn’t finished but also aware the letter is an “N”. This is down to the Gestalt Law of Closure.
"Closure occurs when an object is incomplete or a space is not completely enclosed. If enough of the shape is indicated, people perceive the unified whole by filling in the missing information to complete the image in their minds thus perceiving the complete picture."
(Max Wertheimer, 1923) 
Also in play here is the past experience principle, everyone despite what language you speak will have seen an “n” more specifically a capital “N”. Your mind has already recorded this information, so when you see the image you know it’s taking shape of an “N” causing your mind to use the closure principle to complete it

I created some digital calligraphic letter forms during my exchange. Inside my letterforms the closure principle is heavily applied here by the way i haven’t coloured in the whole “N”.

When you view the image you are aware the letter isn’t finished but also aware the letter is an “N”. This is down to the Gestalt Law of Closure.

"Closure occurs when an object is incomplete or a space is not completely enclosed. If enough of the shape is indicated, people perceive the unified whole by filling in the missing information to complete the image in their minds thus perceiving the complete picture."

(Max Wertheimer, 1923) 

Also in play here is the past experience principle, everyone despite what language you speak will have seen an “n” more specifically a capital “N”. Your mind has already recorded this information, so when you see the image you know it’s taking shape of an “N” causing your mind to use the closure principle to complete it

(Budi Satri Kwan, 2012)
An example of Figure and Ground used in the Illustration field. He creates an image to represent a certain atmosphere but then captures that atmosphere within a frame representing that structure. You can see the main figure being the red coated girl in the centre but with greater analysis you can see the frame it is contained within is a wolf’s head which then leads you to add the two characters together resulting in the acknowledgement that it is a design related to the story of Red Riding Hood.
Back to the Gestalt influence, the Figure is the scene inside the frame, the character with the red coat and the forestry surroundings, contained inside the wolf’s head which is the Ground of the image. When you focus on the figure you observe the scene yet when you focus on the ground you perceive it to be a wolf’s head. 

(Budi Satri Kwan, 2012)

An example of Figure and Ground used in the Illustration field. He creates an image to represent a certain atmosphere but then captures that atmosphere within a frame representing that structure. You can see the main figure being the red coated girl in the centre but with greater analysis you can see the frame it is contained within is a wolf’s head which then leads you to add the two characters together resulting in the acknowledgement that it is a design related to the story of Red Riding Hood.

Back to the Gestalt influence, the Figure is the scene inside the frame, the character with the red coat and the forestry surroundings, contained inside the wolf’s head which is the Ground of the image. When you focus on the figure you observe the scene yet when you focus on the ground you perceive it to be a wolf’s head. 

(Absolute Peak, 1991)
You notice it is a mountain scene with tree covering the face of it. First you notice the thick white outline of a bottle which instantly takes shape. This is brought about by the Proximity principle because as mentioned before proximity occurs when elements are placed close together and thus are visually perceived as a grouped object. Concerning the trees in such close proximity we perceive the structure to be a bottle. But this is helped further by the past experience law, because of past experience of observing what a bottle looks like this comes into play when proximity plays the trees together we see a shape form and with the past experience principle we observe that it is a bottle later helped by the text at the foot of the poster that confirms the perception. 

(Absolute Peak, 1991)

You notice it is a mountain scene with tree covering the face of it. First you notice the thick white outline of a bottle which instantly takes shape. This is brought about by the Proximity principle because as mentioned before proximity occurs when elements are placed close together and thus are visually perceived as a grouped object. Concerning the trees in such close proximity we perceive the structure to be a bottle. But this is helped further by the past experience law, because of past experience of observing what a bottle looks like this comes into play when proximity plays the trees together we see a shape form and with the past experience principle we observe that it is a bottle later helped by the text at the foot of the poster that confirms the perception.