Abstract & Non-Objective Art

Abstract or “non-objective” art does not attempt to represent or depict recognizable objects. Instead, it focuses on the use of shapes and colors, without any reference to real-world imagery. This type of art is usually (but not always) geometric and aims to convey a sense of simplicity and purity. It may even attempt to visualise the spiritual and moral virtue of simplicity.

The techniques used in abstract or non-objective art are extremely varied, ranging from geometric shapes and bold colors to more organic forms and subtle hues. This artform often blurs the line between painting and sculpture, since some artists will create textured pieces with three-dimensional elements that seem to almost pop off the canvas.

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