representational art


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representational art

- Art that seeks to depict the physical appearance of reality; also called objective art and figurative art.
See also related terms for representation.
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representational art

An art form that endeavors to show figures and objects exactly as they appear to the eye. Compare abstract art.
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It is described as representational art; artwork that represents something, giving the content an identity.
In this issue the diversity of approaches which modern and contemporary artists have taken to figurative or representational art - that in which subjects are recognisable - is considered.
Students make observations about their art and we converse about what abstract art is and how it differs from representational art. We talk about composition and how these artists use both elements and principles of art in their work.
It shows that their ability and interest in representational art, particularly movement and human anatomy, is beyond what it was imagined to be.
A Fine Arts graduate of University of the Philippines, Delgado started out with representational art before she 'painted paint.' Her thesis, squeezing painting over doors, aimed to confront people's perception of art.
As many readers will know, the literature on the history of optics has been a staple of the history of science and of art, though David Hockney and others have argued that a revolution in representational art was caused by the clever use of optical devices.
From his beginnings as an amateur painter, attending evening classes at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, Pasmore quickly became a major figure in interwar representational art and a founder, with William Coldstream and Claude Rogers, of the Euston Road School.
He attempts to overcome the difference between geometric and gestural abstraction, to unite representational art and abstract art in a common aesthetic cause.
University while commenting on the truck art stated that it was biggest form of representational art in the country.
Something you can go out and see in the real world is the subject of representational art. The designation "abstract art" ranges from distortions of familiar figures to entire canvases occupied by drips and color fields.
Furthermore, trucks are largely used for transporting cargo throughout the country and truck art is now considered one of the most popular forms of representational art in Pakistan.

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