Two or more shapes or forms having the same point at their center. see thumbnail to rightThese three circles are concentric. Concentric contrasts with eccentric: literally, not having the same center, and figuratively, departing from the typical or established norm or pattern.Examples of art involving concentric arrangements: Kenneth Noland (American, 1924-), Gift, 1961-2, acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 182.9 cm, Tate Gallery, London. See Color Field painting.Kenneth Noland, Drought, 1962, acrylic on canvas, 176.5 x 176.5 cm, Tate Gallery, London.