Forms and Functions Vocabulary

Abstract:

Abstract art could either be a painting or sculpture that does not look exactly like a person or thing in t he real world, but could be very exaggerated, simple, and distorted. The subject can be identified only by shapes and brush stroke

 

Representational: 

Representational Art is something that is easy to understand by people. It makes reference to a person, place, or thing.

 

 

Non-Representational:

Non-Representational art is the opposite of representational art. It does not refer to a person, place, or thing and is similar to abstact art.

 

Abstract and Non-Representational Art are very similar, however Abstract sort of refers to an actual thing. While Non-Representational Art does not at all make reference to anything in the natural world. 

 

 

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Non Representational ^                                                  Representational ^                                                                Abstract ^

 

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