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The 8 Elements of Composition in Art

The 8 Elements of Composition in Art

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The 8 Elements of Composition in Art

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Composition in art

Composition describes the arrangement of visual elements in a painting or work of art. The elements of composition are not the same as the elements of art.

The elements of composition help to give structure to the layout of the painting and the way it is presented. They also lead the viewer's eye to wander around the whole painting, taking in everything and finally returning to rest on the focal point.

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The elements of composition

  1. Unity describes all the parts of the composition that feel as if they belong together.
  2. Balance is the sense that the painting "feels right" and not heavier on one side.
  3. Movement is achieved by arranging objects. Leading lines direct the viewer's eye into and around the painting.
  4. Rhythm. Look for large underlying shapes and repeated colours.
  5. Focus is the focal point in the painting.
  6. Contrast can be differences in shape, colour, size, texture, and type of line.
  7. The pattern is a repetition of lines, shapes, colours or values.
  8. Proportion is size and scale, whether nearby or distant.

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