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A form of art that allows plenty of freedom and flexibility for both the artist and audience to their own interpretation of the art's meaning and value. It is to not simply portray or replicate something of its realistic form but give insights to its value in a different dimension of thinking.
Even though everybody is looking at the same abstract painting, but each individual interprets it differently.
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Of or pertaining to the formal aspect of art, emphasizing lines, colors, generalized or geometrical forms, etc...
Sam drew a circle using his red crayon, and drew an overlapping square on the circle using his yellow crayon. ABSTRACT!
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Abstract in art: Abstract art is the subjective artwork with no defined process, strategy and/or technique label; it allows the viewer to interpret its meaning with his or her objective view of life in that specific art work; allowing artists to explore and represent a wide variety of pieces, from canvas and space to sculpture and more with no predetermined standard for good or bad art.
that piece of art is abstract; that artist works abstraction; that painting is abstract.
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1. We let Willie outside of his box today, he felt so abstract.
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Adjective

1. Having no material existence; theoretical.

2. (Of art) not representing things pictorially.

verb

take out or remove.

noun
A summary of a book or article.

β€’abstraction noun
1. I cannot distinguish any defined shapes within the artist’s abstract painting.

2. An expert in ancient forms of communication, Jim can understand the abstract language used by prehistoric peoples.
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Basically it can be used sarcastically as another way of saying your art piece sucks..

Or it can be said as a compliment; it just depends on how you take it.
Jeff: (extreme smile) DUDE CHECK THIS OUT
Sarah: (nods) Nice Jeff, that's very..um..abstract.

Jeff: Wow. Thanks ._.
or
Jeff: I KNOW RIGHT.
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