Art that has no recognizable forms from the physical world or that converts images from nature into patterns of color, lines, shapes and material.
A trend in modern art involving several art movements. Breaking away from traditional representation, abstract art aimed to present entirely new perspectives in how we view the world. There are many differing opinions as to how abstract art should be defined. Most agree that abstract art is a definite departure from formal representation of the subject. It should be understood that abstract is not a matter of failing to provide accuracy, as some might think, but rather very purposefully altering the image for a specific result, centering on a subjects intrinsic qualities rather than its outward appearance. Read our article on abstract art.
Art that departs significantly from natural appearances with forms that are modified or changed to varying degrees in order to emphasize certain qualities or content; non-representational art.
Art that departs significantly from natural appearances. Forms are modified or changed to varying degrees in order to emphasize certain qualities or content. Recognizable references to original appearances may be slight. The term is also used to describe art that is nonrepresentational.
A style of art that shows objects, people and/or places in simplified arrangements of shape, line, texture and color, often geometrical. Sometimes abstract refers to non-objective art.
Works where the lines, forms and colors possess aesthetic values which may be arranged into pleasing COMPOSITIONS devoid of normal subject matter. The principle is very old and can be traced back to Plato. Therefore the subject/objects are not recognizable and to understand what the artist is communicating often requires seeing a number of pieces.
Works in which objects, people, and/or places are depicted in simplified arrangements of shapes, lines, textures, and/or colors. Abstract art may or may not bear a resemblance to its subject.
Any art in which the depiction of real objects in nature has been subordinated or entirely discarded, and whose aesthetic content is expressed in formal pattern or structure of shapes, lines,and colors. Sometimes the subject is real but so stylized, blurred, repeated, or broken down into basic forms as to be unrecognizable.
Style in which the subject is stated in a simplified manner with emphasis on design with little or no attempt to represent forms or subjects in a realistic way.
simplified art; art reduced to fundamental parts; art that makes its point with great subtlety. Opposite of realistic or representational art
any art in which real objects in nature are represented in a way that wholly or partially neglects their true appearance and expresses it in a form of sometimes unrecognizable patterns of lines, colors and shapes. View our collection of contemporary abstract paintings
Artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation. Abstract Art can be a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples. Pablo Picasso is known for his abstract art creations. Accents Artwork that has a distinctive feature or quality, such as a feature that accentuates, contrasts with, or complements a decorative style.
A style of art that holds expression in form, space, and color as the aesthetic values of art and is not dependent upon a fundamentally naturalistic approach to subject matter. It is sometimes known as "Concrete Art".
Works that do not have a recognizable subject. An abstract work of art could be based upon an actual object (see Abstraction) or convey as its subject a non-tangible idea or emotion.
Art which is not representational. Form may be exaggerated or simplified to varying degrees.
painting or sculpture which simplifies, distills, or distorts figures from the real world. Abstract art emphasizes forms, lines, and colors.
Art which does not represent reality as we see it. Rather, it takes its inspiration from the real world but uses patterns for expression. For the onlooker, these patterns represent independent relationships with no reference to the original source of inspiration.
Non-representational art. Acid Bath Acid resistant plastic container used in printmaking for biting into the etching plates. Acrylics: A fast drying synthetic paint media made by mixing pigment and acrylic binder with water, forming a permanent clear film when dry. Airbrush A method of spraying paints onto a surface using a compressed air tool. Aquatint An intaglio method of printing used for creating variation of tones in the print. Consists of powered resin particles which is dusted onto the surface of the plate and then heated up. Artist Proof The first set of prints indicating the artist's approval. These prints are often marked as A.P. and is usually intended for the artist's own personal use.
An abstract work of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation. In its pure form, it can be interpreted as any art in which the depiction of real objects has been entirely discarded and its aesthetic content expressed in a formal pattern or structure of shapes, lines and colors. When the representation of real objects is completely absent, such art may be called non-objective.
A 20th century style of painting in which nonrepresentational lines, colours, shapes, and forms replace accurate visual depiction of objects, landscape, and figures. The subjects often stylized, blurred, repeated or broken down into basic forms so that it becomes un recognizable. Intangible subjects such as thoughts, emotions, and time are often expressed in abstract art form. Early Abstract artists include French artist Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) and Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944).
Any art in which the depiction of real objects has been subordinated or discarded in favor of patterns, lines and color.
Art that is non-representational or non-objective. Art that departs significantly from natural appearances. Forms are modified or changed to varying degrees in order to emphasize certain qualities or content such as place, content or feeling using composition or organisation of colour, line, light, and shade. Recognizable references to original appearances may be slight. (2&4 )
Not realistic, though the intention is often based on an actual subject, place, or feeling. Pure abstraction can be interpreted as any art in which the depiction of real objects has been entirely discarded and whose aesthetic content is expressed in a formal pattern or structure of shapes, lines and colors. When the representation of real objects is completely absent, such art may be called non-objective.
Art which does not represent reality as seen by the human eye. Abstract art is often characterised by a strong dependence on what appears to be accident and chance. It takes its inspiration from the real world but uses patterns for expression. Abstract art attempts to express reality without depicting it.
Art in which the subject is color, line, and shape rather than recognizable forms or a picture you can identify.
Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses color and form in a non-representational way. In the very early 20th century, the term was more often used to describe art, such as Cubist and Futurist art, that depicts real forms in a simplified or rather reduced wayâ€”keeping only an allusion of the original natural subject. Such paintings were often claimed to capture something of the depicted objects' immutable intrinsic qualities rather than its external appearance.