from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a style of art in which natural objects are not represented realistically; nonobjective.
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- adj. Not representational.
- adj. That does not represent a physical object realistically.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. not intended to realistically represent a physical object; -- of visual art work. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature
Wendy Gordon: why is there 1A protection for nonrepresentational art?
Introductory question: why is nonrepresentational art protected by the First Amendment?
Complementing the books is "the Four Holy Gospels," a series of five large nonrepresentational paintings and 89 illuminated initials one for each chapter of the Gospels by the Japanese-American artist Makoto Fujimara.
The set, by the Los Angeles artist Gronk—a garish, nonrepresentational mural and two movable chairs—could have been anywhere.
Krasner also laid down the gauntlet to art historians, referring to her mostly nonrepresentational body of work as "autobiographical if anyone can take the trouble to read it."
"OUTLOUD LIVE," nonrepresentational, intuitive and abstract paintings.
Whereas a perfumer can invent commercially successful aromas that are totally nonrepresentational — a Pollock in a crystal bottle — the flavorist must still respect the deeply held conservatism that people tend to hold when it comes to putting food in their mouths.
In a discussion elsewhere, I was reminded of British artist and critic or perhaps, more accurately, artist critic Matthew Collings, whose BBC series and accompanying book This is Modern Art from the late '90s helped me immensely in developing the ability to appreciate contemporary nonrepresentational art.
"Anything literal I would get tired of fast," says Mr. Sullivan, who likes nonrepresentational furnishings.
Art historian Alfred H. Barr Jr. first used the word in 1936 to describe nonrepresentational art that uses organic shapes.