Home > Resources > Glossary > Definitions - A > Abstract

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.

Please Enjoy the Arttowngifts Glossary

Top Gifts Ideas at Arttowngifts to Consider

Shopping for gifts can be stressful so while you are here visit our personalized gift department to select and add monograms or names to budget friendly gifts such as toasting glasses, money clips and wallets, key-chains, flasks, water bottles, crosses, coasters, totes and much more.

Customize a custom wood sign for your home or create a family name sign as a wedding gift for an engaged couple. Is there a new baby on the way? Order a handcrafted personalized toybox for the nursery. Personalized gifts are stand-out gifts that are perfect for any occasion. They say that you took the time personalize a meaningful gift for the recipient so they are sure to be treasured for years to come.

Best Gifts to Share – Gift Baskets

When you need to send a gift to a family or an office staff consider a gourmet gift basket. You can choose from a variety of themes including birthday gift baskets and thank you gift baskets. Along with gift baskets there are other fun gourmet gifts such as candy bouqets and giant fortune cookies. What ever your celebration there is a gift basket for the occasion.

Looking for a Unique Gift Idea?

Are you stumped for a gift idea for your wife, girl friend or mom? Then you are in the right place here at Arttowngifts. Our gold dipped rose collection is the perfect solution whether you need an anniversary gift for your gal or an I love you gift for mom. You can choose from a variety of styles including 24k gold, silver and platinum. Our gold trimmed rose offering features many petal colors including traditional red, pink, white, yellow, blue, green and much more. There are even rose with more than one petal color.