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abstract art 

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

Art that does not depict recognizable scenes or objects. In normal usage the term refers to works of more than decorative intent which invite contemplation as art objects and which make little or no reference to the visual or tangible world. Abstract art in this sense was born and achieved its distinctive identity in the decade ... ...

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