This is the placement of your elements in a composition. It's where you put your visual images, elements or "things/non-things". What are the things that you place??? They are anything that can go into a composition. For instance with subject matter which is the identifiable forms and space -- it is where you put the flowers, the trees, the vase, the hills and/or the sky. With color it is where you place the colors. Thinking of each color -- where did you place each of the reds in your composition? When thinking of value -- where are you placing your darks and where are you placing your lights? Whether realistic or abstract, where are you placing your largest objects or abstracted forms or shapes? Thinking of vertical, horizontal or diagonal lines -- how and where are they placed and possibly repeated? That's placement -- where you put "things" -- your visual "things" -- images or elements.
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