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Form: Composition

One of the crucial differences between a drawing and a painting is that a painting usually requires more careful consideration of its 2D spatial qualities. In a drawing we might carelessly place a rendering of a figure upon the paper and give no consideration at all to the surrounding white space that extends to the edges and the four corners. In a painting this is less likely to be true. This consideration is called composition. It may be considered to be a conscious organizing of its many spatial atributes.

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