non·​ob·​jec·​tive | \ ˌnän-əb-ˈjek-tiv How to pronounce nonobjective (audio) \

Definition of nonobjective

1 : not objective
2 : representing or intended to represent no natural or actual object, figure, or scene nonobjective art

Other Words from nonobjective

nonobjectivism \ ˌnän-​əb-​ˈjek-​ti-​ˌvi-​zəm How to pronounce nonobjective (audio) \ noun
nonobjectivist \ ˌnän-​əb-​ˈjek-​ti-​vist How to pronounce nonobjective (audio) \ noun
nonobjectivity \ ˌnän-​ˌäb-​ˌjek-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce nonobjective (audio) , -​əb-​ \ noun

Examples of nonobjective in a Sentence

the real subject of his nonobjective paintings is color—and the intense emotional response it can provoke in the viewer
Recent Examples on the Web Many of Eide’s colleagues were involved in DIY art spaces in West Baltimore and championed completely nonobjective painting and sculpture. Lyndi Mcnulty,, 6 Sep. 2021 If Abstract Expressionism moved from figuration to nonobjective abstraction, then Judd et al. were going even further. Kyle Chayka, The New Republic, 15 May 2020 De Kooning used to talk about how putting facial features into otherwise nonobjective pictures gave him a point of contact, a way to organize the chaos. Dmitry Samarov, Chicago Reader, 23 Feb. 2018 The show charts Pape’s prolific path, from her youthful days in the nonobjective concrete-art movement to her defection to the more playful neo-concretism, ending with later works of anything-goes independence. The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of nonobjective

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nonobjective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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