Definitions

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  • adj. Not figurative.

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

  • adj. not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

Etymologies

non- +‎ figurative (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet the artists he persuaded to join his groundbreaking venture — each of them firmly embedded in the nonfigurative abstraction that so rapidly became the fashionable art of that time — must have felt some strong pull toward giving the congregants something recognizable.

    Abstraction in the Synagogue

  • Yet the artists he persuaded to join his groundbreaking venture each of them firmly embedded in the nonfigurative abstraction that so rapidly became the fashionable art of that time must have felt some strong pull toward giving the congregants something recognizable.

    Abstraction in the Synagogue

  • Twombly was a nonfigurative artist from the outset.

    Gods Are In The Details

  • The gods and goddesses, Buddhas, and elegant bodhisattvas that predominated in earlier centuries appear to be supplanted by intricate but almost entirely nonfigurative calligraphy, carpets, textiles, and glazed ceramics.

    Kashmir: The Scarred and the Beautiful

  • Though mostly nonfigurative, it wasn't abstract, not really.

    Puppetry With a (Basil) Twist

  • When Gombrich applies the term to nonfigurative art, surely he means, as he himself put it, "an art form that still has to prove its potentialities," [4] in other words, a dubious venture artificially puffed by critics and theoreticians.

    'The Sense of Order': An Exchange

  • The nonfigurative art of the twentieth century is strikingly forecast in

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  • Diamond states that this nonfigurative tactic "is absolutely unprecedented in Indian art."

    The Seattle Times

  • Jensen explored the world of abstract, nonfigurative and symbolic art in the 800 original paintings he created during his career, many of which have been or are on display at places such as the American Swedish Institute and International Market Square in Minneapolis, the Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota, Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, and Honeywell, where he spent 30 years as a graphic designer in sales and promotion from 1958 to

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  • Any Object we see is Abstract, because it is composed of an infinite number of indefinable, unrecognizable, nonfigurative, shadowy, intangible, imperceptible and undetectable 'points' or 'areas' and all these areas do not, and cannot, allow any human being to perceive them or relate to them in any meaningful manner.

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