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  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a style of art in which natural objects are not represented realistically; abstract.

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  • noun With respect to an assignment or mission, something that is not an objective or goal.
  • adjective Not objective; biased.

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  • adjective not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature

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Examples

  • the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and other major museums, was often called "nonobjective cinema," a term used to describe movies that dispense with representation and immerse the viewer in a meditative world of pure unspooling form.

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  • the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and other major museums, was often called "nonobjective cinema," a term used to describe movies that dispense with representation and immerse the viewer in a meditative world of pure unspooling form.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Similar nonobjective analysis is applied to the 9/11 attack: It was a strategic blunder by al Qaeda, Mr. Bergen concedes, because the U.S. response destroyed the safe haven provided by the Taliban in Afghanistan; it nearly obliterated the senior leadership of the organization; and it elicited world-wide condemnation.

    America's Most Wanted

  • Make your own abstract conclusions then a make colorful impression on our remarkably nonobjective world.

    Tom Gregory: LA Art Today: The Face of a Shiny Dusty City (VIDEO)

  • Make your own abstract conclusions then a make colorful impression on our remarkably nonobjective world.

    Tom Gregory: LA Art Today: The Face of a Shiny Dusty City (VIDEO)

  • Make your own abstract conclusions then a make colorful impression on our remarkably nonobjective world.

    Tom Gregory: LA Art Today: The Face of a Shiny Dusty City (VIDEO)

  • Make your own abstract conclusions then a make colorful impression on our remarkably nonobjective world.

    Tom Gregory: LA Art Today: The Face of a Shiny Dusty City (VIDEO)

  • This show includes six nonobjective masterpieces by Malevich, including "Suprematist Composition: Airplane Flying" (1915), which seemingly positions us at the origin of creation, and "Mystic Suprematism" (1920-27), a precise distillation of the torsion experienced in an El Greco crucifixion.

    Intersecting Planes and Opposing Angles

  • Make your own abstract conclusions then a make colorful impression on our remarkably nonobjective world.

    Tom Gregory: LA Art Today: The Face of a Shiny Dusty City (VIDEO)

  • Ilya Bolotowsky's "Double Diamond" (1949), with two overlapping diamond shapes and interlocking patterns of color, is as good as it gets for American nonobjective painting.

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