nonrepresentational


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non·rep·re·sen·ta·tion·al

 (nŏn-rĕp′rĭ-zĕn-tā′shə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a style of art in which natural objects are not represented realistically; nonobjective.
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nonrepresentational

(ˌnɒnrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃənəl)
adj
(Art Terms) art another word for abstract4
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonrepresentational - of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
abstract - existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment; "abstract words like `truth' and `justice'"
representational - (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen; "representational art"; "representational images"
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