What is composition?

    Composition in art refers to how the elements of design are arranged.  There are many ways to compose a page.  Two common compositional formulas are Diagonal and Triangular.  These formula's have the objects  arranged on the page so that the eye of the viewer moves either in either a triangle around the page or a diagonal across the page.
    The drawings below use either a triangular or diagonal compositional formula. Can you tell which formula these drawings use?  Click on the link "more compositions" at the bottom of this page to check your answers.



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