Meaning of abstractionist in English:


Pronunciation /əbˈstrakʃənɪst/

noun & adjective

See abstractionism

‘So might this hypnotic, janglingly joyous painting, which at once distances itself from the astringent purism of New York's anti-nature abstractionists and predicts the way ahead, be a case of the pupil prophesying the master?’
  • ‘It's easy to look at the work of great abstractionists of the 20th century and take the view that there is no skill, nothing special, no artistry in their paintings and that any idiot with a paintbrush could do the same.’
  • ‘He missed out too on the critical polemicising of Clement Greenberg and his acolytes which ensured America sustained its cultural hegemony in the face of the tachistes and British abstractionists.’
  • ‘‘I am open to the influence of all good artists but American abstractionists left the greatest impact on me,’ he said.’
  • ‘Conceptual abstractionists like ADS Donaldson may have all the theory in the world to underwrite their practice but, to be blunt, so what?’
  • ‘When he painted this work, Hilton had not yet settled in Cornwall, where he was to become a key figure in the amorphous and influential St Ives school of abstractionists.’
  • ‘The Dutch-born abstractionist's death from a disease that eats memory is an irony that imbues ‘Erasure ‘with unbelievable sadness.’’
  • ‘In this, his first solo exhibition in nine years, the distinguished abstractionist has chosen to sacrifice a body of images sanctified by popularity, and to risk the incomprehension and even irritation of his viewers.’
  • ‘Had it not been for the obituary notice they placed in the Mumbai newspapers, this once well-known abstractionist's death on June 23, at the age of 76, might have passed unnoticed.’
  • ‘Yet, contrary to popular belief, Brancusi never became an abstractionist: though his forms became more and more simplified with time, they continued to resemble the subjects they represented.’
  • ‘Their fellow Parisian, Scot Bill Gear, is well represented too, along with important pieces by Alan Reynolds and the still underrated Fife-born abstractionist Stephen Gilbert.’
  • ‘The term ‘mandarin’ was intended to diminish what had set Guston apart as an abstractionist.’
  • ‘Forty-something Innes is renowned as an ascetic abstractionist, his cool squares now a distinctive presence in the history of Scottish art.’
  • ‘No matter that his reputation rests on his pre-eminence as an abstractionist, Kelly's art is firmly rooted in what he sees.’
  • ‘Scully is not an abstractionist in the formalist sense of the word.’
  • ‘In a more recent portion of his autobiography, Rexroth reports that he and his first wife, Andree, also a painter, carried on correspondence with Theo van Doesberg, Moholy-Nagy, and other European post-Cubist abstractionists.’
  • ‘Covered with eye images and other biomorphic motifs (that frequently recall eccentric abstractionists such as Myron Stout and Nicholas Krushenick), these unreal botanical specimens exhibit a delightful variety.’
  • ‘The curators thus turn something of a cold shoulder to a generation that contains many fine painterly abstractionists - artists like Dona Nelson, Terry Winters, Bill Jensen, Louise Fishman and Cora Cohen, to name just a handful.’
  • ‘The play of light and shadow, color and shape on the canvas - for a century the province of nonobjective abstractionists - now has come full circle, as contemporary landscape artists have turned their attention to abstraction.’
  • ‘During the 1960s, when the New York art world tended to downgrade virtually all contemporary art that wasn't made by New York male abstractionists, you pointedly invited European and Asian artists into your festivals.’