Definition of abstractionism in English:



mass noun
  • 1The principles and practice of abstract art.

    ‘O'Keeffe did not abandon abstractionism’
    • ‘After the pictorial revolutions of Cubism and abstractionism, it was no longer possible to pretend that surface and structure could unproblematically be melded in the production of a representational picture space.’
    • ‘And materialism is as much the enemy of art as abstractionism.’
    • ‘When local Poirier made the trip from minimal techno to hip hop, he made sure to keep his unearthly sense of abstractionism intact.’
    • ‘I am convinced that anyone who admires abstractionism will take great pleasure in going deep into Zimmermann's world.’
    1. 1.1 The presentation of ideas in abstract terms.
      ‘his tendency to abstractionism’
      • ‘On the one hand, the increasing use of abstract mathematical representations in Einstein's theory entirely supports the attack on Aristotelian abstractionism and philosophical empiricism.’