Abstract Art

noun. / ˈabˌstrakt ärt /

1). Abstract art achieves its effects without directly referencing anything in the real world. Instead, it uses the formal elements of art: line, shape, form, color, space, texture, value and composition.

Example: “Alma Thomas was an underappreciated abstract artist who used natural colors to dramatic effect. Thomas used small blocks of color in horizontal rows across the canvas. ’Color is life,’ the artist once explained.”


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