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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The theory and practice of abstract art.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
  • n. an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation


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abstraction +‎ -ism


  • The other side gallery, for figurative works made while abstractionism and later -isms reigned in the 1940s through the '80s, falls apart even more quickly.

    An Uneven Span Across Time

  • His paintings were exhibited in Pittsburgh as early as 1927 and again in 1931 at the Museum of Modern Art. But Nazi rule (which deemed his art degenerate), World War II and postwar abstractionism relegated Dix to the background, and unlike Max Beckmann and George Grosz — the Berlin painter with whom he is often linked — Dix did not immigrate to the U.S.

    Sex, Blood and War

  • Free traders were accused of abstractionism; in the words of one book at the time:

    Ian Fletcher: America Aping Britain's Historic Decline Through Free Trade

  • That limitation may well have been one of the reasons why nineteenth century art led toward into surrealism, abstractionism, and all the other “non-representationalist” forms, as part of an effort on the part of the artists to engage their viewers beyond the image itself.

    A Thousand Words? « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • Famously, the two main options in the metaphysics of modality are David Lewis '(so-called extreme) modal realism, and ersatzism (or actualism, or abstractionism) in its various forms.

    Impossible Worlds

  • Aristotelian answers anticipated only one side of the medieval discussions: the mundane, philosophical theory of universals, in terms of Aristotelian abstractionism.

    The Medieval Problem of Universals

  • Nor would abstractionism face the technical challenges that fictionalism faces, since all the merely possible worlds would in fact exist; there would be no problem of switching back and forth between fictional and literal discourse.

    Modal Fictionalism

  • Why then would fictionalism be preferred to abstractionism, or vice versa?

    Modal Fictionalism

  • Finally, a modal fictionalist might reject abstractionism because he rejects the associated ontology.

    Modal Fictionalism

  • One reason that might be offered for preferring modal fictionalism to some form of abstractionism is that abstractionism faces a battery of well-known objections, levelled against it by Lewis 1986, chapter 3.

    Modal Fictionalism


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