abstract art

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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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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This includes the very first spot painting Hirst made, in 1986, when he was a student at Goldsmiths College in London and had not yet figured out his formula; its mass of dripping, blobby spots painted on board suggests a kind of graffiti art abstraction. And back on the fifth floor, an expansive space offers total immersion with 23 canvases, but with enough room that you can see straight.
Joining them is Rojas, who, aside from being an avid art patron and collector, will pitch in his own digital art pieces and ethnic art abstractions. The exhibit opens tomorrow and lasts until May 6 at the LRI Art Gallery at 210 Nicanor Garcia St., Bel Air II in Makati.