ABSTRACTS

Presented here is a series of lyrical abstracts that have departed from reality in form, shape, texture and color. They are blatant alterations of real-life entities that do not attempt to represent reality, but rather to mimic it in an alternate view of the world.

Most abstracts, both geometric abstraction and lyrical abstraction, are often totally abstract. Among the very numerous art movements that embody partial abstraction would be for instance fauvism in which color is conspicuously and deliberately altered vis-a-vis reality, and cubism, which blatantly alters the forms of the real life entities depicted. All of the images presented here began as photographs of real things, some as interesting as the abstraction, others simply depicting the mundane.

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