conceptual art

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conceptual art

n.
Art that is intended to convey an idea or concept to the perceiver and need not involve the creation or appreciation of a traditional art object such as a painting or sculpture.

conceptual artist n.
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conceptual art

n
(Art Movements) art in which the idea behind a particular work, and the means of producing it, are more important than the finished work
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concep′tual art′


n.
art in which emphasis is placed on the means and processes of producing art and on the ideas conveyed rather than on the production of art objects.
concep′tual art′ist, n.
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Translations

conceptual art

nConceptart f, → Konzeptkunst f
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Coffin might well claim they are simply unfiltered artifactual instantiations of his imagination--" idea art," as he has frequently called it, invoking Gregory Battcock's formulation in a not altogether persuasive attempt to place his work in contradistinction to conventional Conceptualism, in which the artist has claimed to detect a surfeit of idealism.
Examples - consumer: Tog Shop, PBS Home Video, Abbey Press; business: Idea Art.