The texture is nothing more than a surface of a form constructed from elements such as dots, lines, shapes, arrangements, patterns, curves, and other special effects that result in a volume which can be rough, smooth, soft, viscous, shaggy, silky, wrinkled, scratchy, thick and oily, sometimes even more than just one feature. The texture has a strong sensory power and for that reason, many cultures used the texture to create works of art that could convey a feeling, a sensation or a message, involving the vision and the touch that elevated the meaning of the work.

The most used textures were those created from mosaic, sculpture in the round, sculpture in relief and stained-glass.