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hard-edge

adj
(Art Terms) of, relating to, or denoting a style of painting in which vividly coloured subjects are clearly delineated

hard′-edge`



adj.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a style of abstract painting associated with the 1960s and marked chiefly by sharply outlined geometric or nongeometric forms.
[1960–65]
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Second, the company must excel at execution--this is the hard-edge side of the triangle.
We wouldn't have chosen this route if weren't involved in skating and the lifestyle, the fast and hard-edge lifestyle that goes with skateing.
Hard-edge compartments crop the fluid gestures like the elements of a collage or a movie montage, generating a sense of duration.
It featured simple, hard-edge geometric shapes painted in acrylic on linen and unprimed canvas, with ribbons of raw fabric disrupting symmetries and slicing up unexpected juxtapositions of color.
Almost embarrassingly (in the best sense) titled Heaven, 2004, and containing not a single hard-edge line, the piece was appropriately accompanied by Clubchair 23 and Clubchair 24 (both 2005), items of chunky, handmade furniture constructed from painted wood and the polypropylene webbing found on folding beach chairs.
There is no doubt that with these Stella-esque hard-edge abstract works Overby discovered that art could be both fun and easy.
amp;quot;We're going to be a promotionally driven player who is small enough to be nimble and highly reactive, yet always willing to venture into new channels of distribution - from pre-school to adult hard-edge collectibles.
Hammersley refers to the part of his corpus presented here as "organic abstract paintings" in part to mark their difference from his hard-edge abstractions, which negotiate a cheerful territory somewhere between Ellsworth Kelly and John McLaughlin.
A cappella versions of ``Sea Lion Woman'' and ``Rock Island Line'' contrast nicely with a hard-edge ``Pretty Polly'' with Joe Phelps or the soulfulness of Al Green's ``Tired Being Alone'' and the Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell classic ``Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing'' with Keb' Mo' or ``Hold On/Change Is Coming,'' with the Rev.
Thus, for example, one of Ross's "green giants" may be patterned like a topographical map, with a readily discernible network of hard-edge lozenges filled with strictly graduated values of a single hue that chart the ins and outs of his forms and of the ground in front of which they are presented as if they were the ups and downs of an extraterrestrial badlands.
But what really matters--what empowers her to take on that tradition of hard-edge abstraction and own it in 2003--is the way her colors, laid together, make a synesthetic sound inside one's eyes.
The series is stylized in hard-edge animation by Colossal Pictures' Peter Chung.