How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

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odysseus
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Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Post by odysseus » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:08 pm

Walker:
Abstract art does not exist as a representation of reality.
Not on closer inspection, for without altogether a "reference" then it is not an abstraction OF something. Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie is, after all, OF that place in New York.

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Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Post by Walker » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:17 pm

odysseus wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Walker:
Abstract art does not exist as a representation of reality.
Not on closer inspection, for without altogether a "reference" then it is not an abstraction OF something. Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie is, after all, OF that place in New York.
Just as a name, not as a visual representation.

Without the title you might see Pac Man Boogie Woogie.

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Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Post by Greta » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:18 pm

Walker wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:36 pm
Abstract art does not exist as a representation of reality.

Abstract art exists as reality, as an entity in and of itself.
I see that more as the nexus between abstract art and design.

Abstraction of a subject is often done to more faithfully represent reality, to capture nuances and hidden truth not revealed by realism.

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Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Post by odysseus » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:39 pm

Walker
odysseus wrote: ↑Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Walker:
Abstract art does not exist as a representation of reality.
Not on closer inspection, for without altogether a "reference" then it is not an abstraction OF something. Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie is, after all, OF that place in New York.
Just as a name, not as a visual representation.

Without the title you might see Pac Man Boogie Woogie.
Then, you could say the same about the "name" New York itself, that it fails to truly designate.

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Re: How would you distinguish art from abstract art?

Post by Walker » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:19 pm

That's why it's an entity unto itself.

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