A Composition is the combining of parts to make up a whole.
A painting is an artistic composition.
Elements of Art and Principles of Art are combined to compose a painting.
The Elements of Art are: Line, Shape, Form, Value, Color, Texture, and Space.
The Principles of Art are: Variety, Contrast, Unity, Movement, Balance, Emphasis, and Rhythm.
Aesthetics is the study of beauty. An artist strives to make his or her artwork aesthetically pleasing, according to his or her own interpretation of beauty.