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Composition

Composition refers to the way in that a work of art is put together; i.e., how an artist shapes the pieces or shapes into a whole unit that will be satisfying for the viewer. In abstract painting the way in that the viewer sees the two dimensional shapes on a flat ground is of paramount importance. In more traditional art, the artist has to put the different parts together into some kind of order so that it will be effective as a whole.

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