abstractionist abstractionist

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a painter of abstract pictures
  2. (adj) not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

Usage(s):

  1. A small gallery in the Alps plays host to the great Kandinsky, one of the most influential artists of the abstractionist movement Move Over Austen.
  2. Most of the work was abstract, with each abstractionist striving for some idiom of his own.
  3. For it was painting from Kandinsky's early abstractionist period that brought the top money$140,000 for one Improvisation, a record auction price for abstractions by anybody.

News

  • Christopher Loudon

    It’s difficult to imagine a better intoxicant than absinthe to describe fearless vocal abstractionist Fay Victor. The anise-flavored spirit gained favor in Paris in the early 20th century, among the sort of artistic iconoclasts—Wilde, Toulouse-Lautrec, Satie—who...
    on January 5, 2014     Source: JazzTimes Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I honestly consider myself an abstractionist," Wyeth said in 1965.
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Andrew Wyeth Source: Washington Post

  2. Marden called Cezanne "the greatest realist and greatest abstractionist at the same time."
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Brice Marden Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  3. ...best quote in the documentary comes at the glitzy private view where celebrity guests tell the camera what a great artist Damian is before Hollywood director Richard Donner says: "I'm a realist, not an abstractionist. When I look at...
    on Jul 1, 2006 By: Richard Donner Source: Independent

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