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abstract art

An art form that represents ideas (by means of geometric and other designs) instead of natural forms. Compare representational art.
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Noun1.abstract art - an abstract genre of artabstract art - an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
op art - a style of abstractionism popular in the 1960s; produces dramatic visual effects with colors and contrasts that are difficult for the eye to resolve
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I am calling this an abstract art show for the comic book generation," he says.
Now Cadw's sites, including Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch, have inspired an abstract art exhibition - created from Lego.
Rehberger is renowned for his abstract art and optical effects that distort perception.
All with the use of abstract art, not a fairly uncommon method of artistic expression within the local community.
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If it still made sense to speak of abstract art, Letizia Galli's paintings would have to be called abstract.
Placing work by the likes of Jean Tinguely, Pol Bury, and Julio Le Parc in the broader context of movement and the kinetic in abstract art from 1930 to 1970, Brett brings his internationalist perspective to bear on this ambitious exhibition: Featured artists and filmmakers hail from Latin America, China, and the Soviet Union as well as Europe and the US.
And if both Vanessa Bell and Grant have claims to precocious positions in the international history of abstract art, with Grant even making a kinetic-synesthetic collage that was to be rolled past the viewer to the tune of Bach, do their patchwork-quilt patterns have more to do with marquetry than high modernism?
He saw them as carriers of "raw reality," as opposed to the "constructed reality" of abstract art, which he rejected as a form of illusionism.
Her intent is not to ridicule the pretensions of abstract art by pointing to its decorative side, as so many artists have done in recent decades, but to integrate her experience with abstract painting into a more down-to-earth practice.
Testing the artist's claim, guest curator Sarah Whitfield focuses this retrospective on the relationship between Morley's abstract art and his better-known representational work.
It led Albert Elsen to call him a "spokesman for an academic abstract art.