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The theory and practice of abstract art.

ab·strac′tion·ist n.


(Art Terms) the theory and practice of the abstract, esp of abstract art
abˈstractionist n


(æbˈstræk ʃəˌnɪz əm)

the practice and theory of abstract art.
ab•strac′tion•ist, n., adj.


the creation of abstract art. — abstractionist, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abstractionism - an abstract genre of artabstractionism - 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
2.abstractionism - a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examplesabstractionism - a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
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She punishes abstractionists, and will only forgive an induction which is rare and casual.
Valledor belongs to the second wave of American artists after abstract expressionism-a group famously called 'post-painterly abstractionists,' Nakpil said.
They all mirror, in a way, aspects of Manuel Ocampo's hardcore graffiti-style paintings of cockroach deity, cannibal abstractionists and cartoon immigrants inside the used-to-be-somber Artiglierie as well as Lani Maestro's neon entreaty on the essentiality of hands.
Through the works of Danielle Feldhaker and April Hammock, visitors are introduced to the foundations of the genre; both artists reference the styles of Mondrian, Kandinsky, and other abstractionists, while bringing something uniquely theirs as demonstrated by individual varying combinations of form and colour.
Heirs to the Ofakim Hadashim (New Horizons), a group of utopian abstractionists who arrived in Israel during the Palestine mandate, these artists generally rejected the illustrative imagery still typical of a broad reach of modern Israeli art: pictures of stalwart collectivist chalutzim and kibbutzniks, ecstatic dancing Hassidim, Rembrandtish patriarchal rabbis.
Most recently, retrospectives of Nasreen Mohamedi (at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid and The Met Breuer, New York) have connected her to two generations of advanced abstractionists practising from the 1950s into the '90s.
If you were to divide writers into categories like abstractionists and figurative ones, I think I am very much in the latter camp.
His abrupt return to a more figurative style, as seen in Sleeping (1977), was considered a betrayal by both critics and fellow abstractionists.
What I can't stand is that the abstractionists pushed all the other pushcarts off the street.
All of the artists here are committed abstractionists, and Rooney's curatorial efforts point out that non-pictorial art is alive and well.
And in art, the term 'spirituality' has a specific history, which goes back via the abstractionists to theosophy, which was basically a pseudo-scientific form of Gnosticism, and no less heretical for that.
Among the early abstractionists introduced by Kumar Gallery were V.