When people see a picture that has no (or few) recognizable features in it, they use the term 'abstract' to define it. For a better understanding of art in general we would like to use the distinction 'Figurative / Nonfigurative' to define a picture. Whereby at the beginning of the continuum 'Figurative' stands for direct recognizable art and at the other end of the continuum 'Nonfigurative' stands for art in which features are not directly recognizable. In both expressions however all the eternal values of the artist are present. Look what happens if you pull out a tiny piece from a painting by Rembrandt and enlarges it. You have a perfect nonfigurative painting! So abstraction is the process and the distinction fig/nonfig defines the visual apperance of a piece of art (see our logo right above).
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