The art of arranging the elements of a creative work.
What is Composition?
John Spacey, updated on November 23, 2016
Composition is the art of arranging the elements of a design or creative work. The term implies creative insight, as opposed to a term such as layout that might be performed by machine. Composition is a key part of the creative process of art, photography, architecture, writing and music.
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