Definition of Nonrepresentational

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a style of art in which objects do not resemble those known in physical nature.


Definition of Nonrepresentational

1. Adjective. Not representational. ¹

2. Adjective. (arts) That does not represent a physical object realistically. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonrepresentational

nonreplaceable
nonreplicability
nonreplicable
nonreplicated
nonreplicating
nonreplication
nonreplicative
nonreplier
nonrepliers
nonreplies
nonreply
nonreplying
nonreportable
nonreporting
nonrepresentable
nonrepresentational (current term)
nonrepresentative
nonrepresented
nonrepressed
nonrepressive
nonreproduced
nonreproducible
nonreproducing
nonreproduction
nonreproductive
nonreproductives
nonreptile
nonreptiles
nonreptilian
nonrepublic

Literary usage of Nonrepresentational

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Can it be shown that changed scientific concepts of matter and space were the primary influence in the origin of nonrepresentational art? ..."

2. Eternal Possibilities: A Neutral Ground for Meaning and Existence by David Weissman (1977)
"Is this treatment of nonrepresentational signs consistent with the previous claim that rules alone cannot supply meaning to words? ..."

3. Joseph Csáky: A Pioneer of Modern Sculpture by Edith Balas (1998)
"... departure from Barye, even from Matisse. The cubist nonrepresentational conception is present, but the animals retain vitality, power, and sensitivity. ..."

4. New Dictionary of South African Biography by E. J. Verwey, Nelson Mandela (1995)
"These philosophical concepts are the essence of his painting, whether it was a purely nonrepresentational design (somewhat in the manner of Piet ..."

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