Abstractism


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Abstractism

a nonrepresentational style in painting or sculpture.
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25 (BNA): Parliament Affairs Minister Ghanem bin Fadhul Al Buainain received Ibrahim Mohammed Al Houtti who gave him a copy of his book "Art and Literature Correlation." Al Buainain praised the writer's efforts, who highlighted the historical stages of art and the most important art schools including expressionism, surrealism, abstractism and others, and his analysis of the unique and diverse information of the book content.
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. Go a step further and corrupt a few like minded colleagues and start a tournament game of Textbook Cricket.
The exhibition includes / 120 / artworks representing different schools and trends like realism, abstractism, expressionism and impressionism, in addition to sculpture, graphics, drilling and composites.
In Hill's words, he provides a "bird's-eye view of the contours of debate concerning the metaphysics of the incarnation, setting out the major features on the map." (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.
It is the reaching of a new level of expression, a kind of "abstractism." (52) The result is a set of radical finalities, a densely populated ethical universe, a conscious summation.
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. Although Balla's critical acclamation in the 1950s was narrowly related to his role as "pioniere dell'astrattismo," Lista presents a far more complex image of Balla, which takes into account his distance from the "cold" and systematic conceptions of Kandinsky and Mondrian.
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. In contrast with what is claimed at the end of the chapter, I do not think that those theories share with Sainsbury's proposal the disadvantage of having to regard the above-exemplified types of sentences as false.
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.