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Abstract Art uses visual language to create works that do not obviously depict visual references from the physical world. Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete.


This aesthetic doesn't include a specific fashion style, but there are often fashion lines with Abstract patterns and textures. Makeup with abstract qualities can also be seen, especially in make-up designed to circumvent facial recognition software.

Designers with Abstract Art influences


Abstract art is independent from visual references, and does not attempt to represent an accurate image of reality. Instead, it uses a variety of techniques to create an image that does not exist in the real world. It is often seen as having a moral dimension, as it can stand for a variety of virtues, including order, purity, simplicity, and spirituality.

Abstract art also refers to art that uses various forms, like geometric shapes, that are not present in the visual reality.

Extra documentary film: Abstract: The Art of Design (2017)


Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism is that the term applied to new styles of abstract art, it’s typically characterized by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and also the impression of spontaneity. A style of Expressionist painting known as Drip Painting, wherein paint is applied to a surface with drops or a splattering of paint, was made famous by American artist Jackson Pollock.


Tachisme is a French form of abstract painting well-liked within the 1940s and 50s. The term is claimed to possess been initial used with regards to the movement in 1951. Tachisme was a reaction to art movement and is characterised by spontaneous technique, drips and blobs of paint straight from the tube, and typically scribbling comparable to handwriting.

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