COMPOSITION - Art Definition

Composition is the arrangement of elements within a work of art

In a general sense of the term, a composition represents any piece of music or writing, painting or sculpture, can be referred to as a composition, the term usually refers to the arrangement of elements within a work of art. An artist arranges the different elements of an artwork so as to bring them into a relationship satisfactory to them and, it is hoped, the viewer.
In the classical school of painting, triangular or pyramidal compositions were used because they created a sense of balance and harmony by arranging the figures into a stable overall geometric structure. 
The notion of composition as the adjustment of the relationships of the elements of the work within the border of the canvas, remained unchallenged through the upheavals of the early modern movements such as cubism and abstract art.
In the late 1940s the American abstract expressionist painter, Jackson Pollock, introduced what came to be called allover composition, and the traditional concept became known as relational composition © All rights reserved. Part of Mumble Media. Powered by Blogger.