Unity

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(noun) - A principle of art, unity occurs when all of the elements of a piece combine to make a balanced, harmonious, complete whole. Unity is another of those hard-to-describe art terms but, when it's present, your eye and brain are pleased to see it.

Pronunciation: you·nih·tee

Examples: "The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety." - William Somerset Maugham

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Esaak, Shelley. "Unity." ThoughtCo, Feb. 21, 2017, thoughtco.com/unity-definition-in-art-182473. Esaak, Shelley. (2017, February 21). Unity. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/unity-definition-in-art-182473 Esaak, Shelley. "Unity." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/unity-definition-in-art-182473 (accessed December 16, 2017).