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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: A Sotheby's employee stands in front of Jackson Pollock's 'Number 4, 1951' on October 8, 2012 in London, England. Estimated at $25-35 million the work forms part of Sotheby's Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art sale on November 5, 2012 in New York.
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(noun) - A line is a basic element of art, referring to a continuous mark, made on a surface, by a moving point.

A line is long relative to its width. It can define a space, create an outline or pattern, imply movement or texture and allude to mass or volume. Absolutely essential in creating art, the line.

Pronunciation: line
"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere." - G.K. Chesterton
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