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nonrepresentational or nonobjective

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


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


the way a work of art looks


what a work of art is about

subject matter

what the work of art depicts


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


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


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


branch of philosophy concerned with feelings aroused by sensory experiences


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


used appearance only as starting point


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

bosch; the garden of earthly delights

cole; the oxbow

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