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nonrepresentational or nonobjective

art that turns its back on the visible world as starting point

style

refers to characteristic or group of characteristics we recognize as constant recurring or coherent; series of choices artist makes while creating work of art

form

the way a work of art looks

content

what a work of art is about

subject matter

what the work of art depicts

iconography

describing images involves indentifying, describing, and interpreting subject matter in art

context

web of connections a work of art has to the larger world of human culture

installation

space presented as work of art that can be entered, explored, experienced, and reflected upon

aesthetics

branch of philosophy concerned with feelings aroused by sensory experiences

stylized

representational art that conforms to preset style of set of conventions for depicting world

abstract

used appearance only as starting point

naturalistic

faithful to visual experience like light/shadow, gravity, etc.

bosch; the garden of earthly delights

cole; the oxbow

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