abstractionism abstractionism


  1. (n) an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
  2. (n) a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples



  1. Davis was well on his way to abstractionism.
  2. Yet because his sober realism is as different from the abstractionism now in fashion as it is from straight illustration, some abstractionists dismiss him as a mere illustrator.
  3. Most dealers agree that the giants of abstractionism will go on selling forever, even though their prices are already beyond the reach of all but the rich.
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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /