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The elements of composition

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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