DECORATIVE SPACE – Stressing the two-dimensional nature of an artwork or any of its elements.
Decorative space emphasizes the essential flatness of a surface.
DEFINITION – The degree of resolution or focus of an entire image. Sharply focused shapes tend to advance while blurred shapes tend to recede.
DIAGONAL – A line or movement traveling from one corner of the picture plane to the opposite corner of the picture plane (in a slanted direction).
DIRECTION – Implied or actual movement of an element within a composition.*
DISSONANCE – The absence of harmony in a composition.
DYNAMIC – Energetic, vigorous, forceful; creating or suggesting change or motion.