Abstractism


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Abstractism

a nonrepresentational style in painting or sculpture.
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Why not pull out that ballpoint pen and get to doodling like you used to - wavy lines describing your innermost thoughts in post-post-modern abstractism.
The exhibition includes / 120 / artworks representing different schools and trends like realism, abstractism, expressionism and impressionism, in addition to sculpture, graphics, drilling and composites.
19) Hill discusses the differences between linguistic and metaphysical solutions, including reduplication and relative identity; transformationalist models, which include both the physical and dualist varieties; and relational models, which include concretism and abstractism, prophetic models, compositionalist models, and two-mind models.
Mixing personal recollections and art historical observations, Lista examines Balla's work after 1945, proposing to disentangle his contribution to art both from a reductionist engagement with Fascist ideology and a straightforward formalist connection with abstractism.
In clear contrast with Meinongianism, possibilism and abstractism, he sets out to show that the semantic functioning of sentences like S can be accounted for with no "heavyweight" ontological commitment whatsoever.
3) From my perspective, it is precisely the counterintuitive character of this output of anti-metaphysical theories that has prompted many philosophers to embrace metaphysically committed ones, such as Meinongianism, possibilism or abstractism.
Now, let's suppose that abstractism is the right semantic conception of fictional discourse, namely, that fictional names refer to abstract entities, as suggested by Salmon: on this assumption, even if someone knows that Holmes is an abstract object, this piece of theoretical knowledge does not have to be part of her relation to Holmes when she pretends, regarding him, that he exists and is a detective.
1) Meinongianism, originated in Meinong's theory of objects, has been more recently represented by Terence Parsons; possibilism is the view put forward by David Lewis; finally, abstractism has been originally proposed by Saul Kripke and then further developed by Nathan Salmon and Stephen Schiffer.
O'Keeffe's evolution into abstractism shifted the aesthetic weight of her paintings from imitation to emotion.