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Look up abstract, abstraction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Abstract may mean: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ...

  • Abstract (summary), an abbreviated summary of any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline
  • Abstract (law), a brief statement of the most important points of a long legal document or of several related legal papers
  • Abstract structure, a set of rules, properties and relationships that is defined independently of any physical objects
  • Abstract class, a class in object-oriented programming that is designed only as a parent class and from which child classes may be derived, and which is not itself suitable for instantiation
  • Abstract art, art that does not depict objects in the natural world
  • Abstract hip hop, a subgenre of alternative hip hop distinguished principally on the content of the lyrics
  • Abstract music a disambiguation page

Abstraction, a related term, may mean: An abstract is an abbreviated summary of a research article, review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline, and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the papers purpose. ... An Abstract, in law, is a brief statement that contains the most important points of a long legal document or of several related legal papers. ... An abstract structure is a set of laws, properties and relationships that is defined independently of any physical objects. ... In object-oriented programming, classes are used to group related variables and functions. ... Black square by Kazimir Malevich Abstract art is now generally understood to mean art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses shapes and colors in a non-representational or subjective way. ... Abstract hip hop is a genre that differs from other hip hop music largely in the content of the lyrics. ... Abstract music may mean: Abstract electronic music, a genre family of electronic music including techno, glitch and ambient that involves significant sampling and sound processing Absolute music, a term used within the classical music field to describe music that is not explicitly about anything, non-representational or non-objective This...


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Jackson Pollock 's turbulent yet elegant abstract paintings, which were created by spattering paint on huge canvases placed on the floor, brought abstract expressionism before a hostile public.
His intensely complicated abstract paintings of the 1940s were followed by images of Woman, grotesque versions of buxom womanhood, which were virtually unparalleled in the sustained savagery of their execution.
Painters such as Philip Guston and Franz Kline turned to the abstract late in the 1940s and soon developed strikingly original styles—the former, lyrical and evocative, the latter, forceful and boldly dramatic.
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