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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.

nonrepresentational

(ˌnɒnrɛprɪzɛnˈteɪʃənəl)
adj
(Art Terms) art another word for abstract4
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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As an artist, Wardlaw has been active in and responsive to the major developments in painting since the appearance of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s to the hardedge, Color Field and Minimalist painting of the '60s and '70s to the nonrepresentational art of the 21st century; today, his art is intensely personal and highly expressive in a very exciting way.
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As in Contributions, Heidegger attempts to think historical beyng originarily and in a nonrepresentational way in a saying that (similarly to poetry) speaks out of the happening of truth (appropriated by the event) such that in the saying the event occurs.