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Abstract

Art in which the artist attempts to convey his or her attitudes and emotions through nonrepresentational means. Art that does not imitate reality. Non representational, non-figurative art work. Refers to the process of modifying what has been observed for expressive purposes. Not realistic, though the intention is often based on an actual subject, place, or feeling. Pure abstraction can be interpreted as any art in which the depiction of real objects has been entirely discarded and whose aesthetic content is expressed in a formal pattern or structure of shapes, lines and colors. When the representation of real objects is completely absent, such art may be called non-objective. In painting and sculpture, emphasizing a derived essential character having little visual reference to objects in nature.  In painting and sculpture, emphasizing a derived essential character having little visual reference to objects in nature.  A 20th century style of painting in which nonrepresentational lines, colors, shapes, and forms replace accurate visual depiction of objects, landscape, and figures.

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