Well, here's how it can be officially defined by a dictionary: 1. The nature of something’s ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up. 2. The action of putting things together; formation or construction.
Composition can be confusing and hard to pin down, you don’t really notice good composition in a painting it is just there, which is why the dictionary definition above doesn’t necessarily help us. While ‘the action of putting thingtogether‘ is a way to explain it, the actions of putting things together so they "work" s harder to explain. Throughout this unit, we will begin to uncover some of the secrets artists have been using for centuries to make their compositions work.