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Objective Abstraction

A term used to describe the work of various British artists in the 1930s, including William Coldstream, Ivon Hitchens, Victor Pasmore, Rodrigo Moynihan, and Graham Bell, who experimented ...

Objective Abstraction

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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... Abstraction A term used to describe the work of various British artists in the 1930s, including William Coldstream , Ivon Hitchens , Victor Pasmore , Rodrigo Moynihan , and Graham Bell , who experimented with depicting natural objects in such a way that they were transformed into lyrical patterns of coloured...

Objective Abstraction

Objective Abstraction  

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A term used to describe the work of various British artists in the 1930s, including William Coldstream, Ivon Hitchens, Victor Pasmore, Rodrigo Moynihan, and Graham Bell, who experimented with ...
Perceptual Abstraction

Perceptual Abstraction  

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A broad term sometimes used to embrace several types of abstract art that developed in the 1950s in reaction against Abstract Expressionism, such as Hard-Edge Painting, Minimal art, and Op art. The ...
Rodrigo Moynihan

Rodrigo Moynihan  

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(b Santa Cruz, Tenerife, 17 Oct. 1910; d London, 6 Nov. 1990).British painter, born in the Canary Islands to an Irish father (a fruit broker) and a Spanish mother. ...
Claude Tousignant

Claude Tousignant  

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(1932– )Canadian abstract painter, born in Montreal. From 1948 to 1951 he studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School, where he was introduced to geometrical abstraction. In 1952 he went to ...
Ivon Hitchens

Ivon Hitchens  

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(b London, 3 Mar. 1893; d Lavington Common, nr. Petworth, Sussex, 29 Aug. 1979).British painter, mainly of landscapes. He created a highly distinctive style, on the borderline between abstraction ...
idea

idea  

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(Greek, eidos, visible form)A notion stretching all the way from one pole, where it denotes a subjective, internal presence in the mind, somehow thought of as representing something about the world, ...
Graham Bell

Graham Bell  

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(b nr. Brakpan, Johannesburg, 21 Nov. 1910; d nr. Newark-on-Trent, 9 Aug. 1943).British painter and art critic, born in South Africa. He moved to England in 1931 and became a pupil of Duncan Grant. ...
formal analysis

formal analysis  

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A mode of analysis focusing primarily on the identification and description of the formal features (see also form) of a text or artwork and on their relations—rather than on its explicit content, or ...
obscenity

obscenity  

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An obscene representation or display, particularly of the human body or of a part of it, represents it in abstraction from human commitments and emotions, but not entirely objectively either (as in ...
Vladislav Strzemiński

Vladislav Strzemiński  

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(1893–1952)Polish abstract painter and art theorist. He was born at Minsk in Belarus and fought in the Russian army in the First World War, losing an arm and a leg in 1915. In hospital he met the ...
Wolf Kahn

Wolf Kahn  

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(1927– ).Painter and printmaker. Primarily a landscape painter, he renders impressions of nature in ravishing colors. His flattened space and painterly brushwork reflect the abstract expressionist ...
Ceri Richards

Ceri Richards  

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(b Dunvant, nr. Swansea, 6 June 1903; d London, 9 Nov. 1971).British painter, printmaker, designer, and maker of reliefs, born into a Welsh-speaking family. From 1924 he spent most of his life in ...
Jess

Jess  

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(1923–2004).Collage artist, painter, and sculptor. Drawing on symbolist and surrealist traditions, he created imaginative, evocative works independent of mainstream concerns. His most striking ...
Paul Strand

Paul Strand  

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(1890–1976).Photographer and filmmaker. His compelling fusion of real and ideal pioneered a modern aesthetic of straight photography. He combined the camera's objective description with formal ...
Victor Pasmore

Victor Pasmore  

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(1908–1998)British painter. He became a CH in 1981.On leaving Harrow School, Pasmore worked as a clerk for the London County Council while attending evening classes at the Central School of Art. His ...
pan-Arabism

pan-Arabism  

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The idea that the Arabs are a distinct people with a common language, history, and culture. Pan‐Arabism emerged in the former Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire. When the shock of the disappearance ...
Solomon R. Guggenheim

Solomon R. Guggenheim  

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(1861–1949).Art collector and museum founder. Also a mining magnate and financier. Noted for its singular architecture and its collection of modern European art, New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim ...
Joseph Stella

Joseph Stella  

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(1877–1946).Painter and draftsman. Best known for radiant, futurist-influenced images of New York's architecture and bridges, he later replaced this vibrant modernist style with a precise realism ...
Modern Movement

Modern Movement  

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C20 architectural movement (also called Modernism) that sought to sunder all stylistic and historic links with the past. While C19 theorists sought to find a style suitable for the times, the methods ...

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