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Synonyms for nonfigurative

not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

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Like the form of God or divine grace or any spiritual reality, the form of nonfigurative painting is also abstract to the degree that it assumes highly intellectual and theoretical conceptualizations.
Manuscripts produced there combined script with both nonfigurative decoration and figurative paintings.
In their interpretations of her nonfigurative paintings, reviewers frequently infused contemporary notions of gender and gendered stereotypes.
Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ari has used his interest in "psychoanalytic theory and semiotics" to lay the groundwork for his narrative and nonfigurative paintings.
Here, as in the case of all five painters, we have an abstract language that confronts and cajoles us into accepting the legacy of nonfigurative art.
All are set in the present and the majority tackle the implications of the revolution indirectly, relying on decontextualized episodes that veer toward the nonfigurative. As in all omnibus films like "Paris, je t'aime," "To Each His Own Cinema" and "11'09''01," "Revolucion" is uneven and unkempt, discrepant in the adopted aesthetics and type of narratives.
This exhibition, with its four different juries (including one for nonfigurative painters), serves to deflect attention from the political process: that is, the arrests of opponents of the regime and summary trials for "crimes" committed during the revolution.
Nonfigurative expressions, however, dominate the data, indicating that many implicatures in PH and HYS do not appear in figurative garbs, but they go with additional meanings.
Abstraction implies being nonverbal and nonfigurative, characteristics shared with abstract art.
The fact that he later discovers that "SARDINES" is "too much" underlines the use of the word as a nonfigurative expression of the painter's feelings.
An exhibit of nonfigurative stone sculpture by 11 artists is open at Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St., and runs through June 2.
First-rate transfers and special features supplement the 10 titles--four of them masterworks of pure nonfigurative, cinematic expression--but there is little background material for those unfamiliar with the German filmmaker.
Romanesque To Post-impressionism (1562903535, $29.95) explores paintings, sculpture, and architecture of important artists from the 1100s to the 1920s; Fauvism To Nonfigurative (1562903543, $29.95) covers works from 1904 to the 1950s, and Regionalism To Installation Art (1562903551, $29.95) looks at art pieces from the 1940s to the present.
Evidence gathered in the past 200 years indicates that graphic activity (figurative and nonfigurative marks) began as early as 40,000 years ago, preceding the development of agriculture.