abstractionist love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Related or tending to abstractionism, particularly art.
  • n. Someone who supports or creates abstract art.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An idealist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who occupies himself with abstractions; an idealist; a dreamer.

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

  • n. a painter of abstract pictures
  • adj. not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

Etymologies

abstraction +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “abstractionist” view (following the terminology of Van Inwagen 1986), or “ersatz” view (in the terminology of Lewis 1986) is prima facie committed only to representations, as a modal fictionalist must it seems also be, but the abstractionist is a realist about possible worlds, and thus has prima facie a more straightforward approach than the fictionalist's.

    Modal Fictionalism

  • In these oils and mixed-media works, depicting nudes, dancers, holidays and fever dreams — and which at times resemble scenes of ritual sacrifice — he thinks like an abstractionist and moves like a contortionist.

    Playing With Sand, Wind and Fire

  • A John Ferren rug and a diminutive glade of Dorothy Dehner sculptures demonstrate that it was possible to evoke the abstractionist spirit in smalls and works in media other than paint.

    Patricia Zohn: CultureZohn: Ab Ex NY: A Contemporary Re-Telling of the Abstract Expressionist Tale Opens at MoMA

  • "I have destroyed the ring of the horizon and got out of the circle of objects," exhorted the Russian abstractionist Kasmir Malevich, "Comrade aviators, sail on into the depths."

    John Seed: "Basel Mural I" by Sam Francis: An Artist at the Height of His Powers

  • In this case, it's a defiantly spare, beautifully quiet show of 19 of the approximately 30 wood sculptures that the American abstractionist Ellsworth Kelly b. 1923—better known for his bright color-panel paintings—has made over the past half-century.

    Beautiful, Quiet and Spare

  • Bojorquez studied at the Chouinard School of Art during the late 60s with abstractionist Matsumi Kanemitsu among others.

    Tom Gregory: The Influence of the LA Streets on Art

  • James Hyde picked up a heavy house-painting roller, coated it with the heavy acrylic used by sign painters, and reworked photographic prints of details of two works by the early American abstractionist Stuart Davis.

    ARTINFO: In New York: Gallery Openings This Weekend

  • The contemporary abstractionist painter Robert Baart joins our conversation to detail Sargent's bold magic with "juicy paint," with an expressionistic brush that anticipates Willem de Kooning and Richard Diebenkorn.

    Christopher Lydon: Erica Hirshler's Biography of a Masterpiece

  • There will be 18 artists picked by Renee Bovenzi, ranging from Greg Lindquist -- whose cityscapes bring a Morandi-esque blur to subjects that recall Rackstraw Downes -- to abstractionist Wendy White, whose paintings have been popping up around town quite frequently this year.

    ARTINFO: NEW YORK: Can't-Miss Gallery Openings This Week

  • Which it might be, although Nobokov was an abstractionist too.

    Lance Mannion:

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