Refinement, grace, and beauty. Tasteful opulence in form, decoration, or presentation. Restraint and grace of style.Example of a particularly elegant image: An animated image of a tetrahedron. See polygon and tetrahedron.Quote: "Elegance is reduction, simplification, condensation. It is spare, stark, sleek. Elegance is cultivated abstraction. The source of Greek and Roman classicism ? clarity, order, proportion, balance ? is in Egypt." Camille Paglia (1947-), American author, critic, educator.Also see abstraction, composition, horror vacui, ikebana, interdisciplinary, limitation, principles of design, simplicity, and sublime.