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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 121 ART 101

Principles of Composition

THE BASICS OF DESIGN

 

Although the term “composition” can mean a number of things, let’s discuss it as it refers to the arrangement of elements within a work of art. Whether you like a composition is largely intuitive; although there is a bit of subjectivity involved, good composition generally appeals to our most basic senses of balance and harmony. But even knowing this, you may find it difficult to put into words why you like a particular arrangement. The principles of composition below will help you organize your thoughts. Knowing these principles is important for both appreciating the work ...

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