non·​rep·​re·​sen·​ta·​tion·​al | \ ˌnän-ˌre-pri-ˌzen-ˈtā-shnəl How to pronounce nonrepresentational (audio) , -zən-, -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of nonrepresentational

: nonobjective sense 2 a nonrepresentational sculpture

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nonrepresentationalism \ ˌnän-​ˌre-​pri-​ˌzen-​ˈtā-​shnə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce nonrepresentationalism (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl-​ˌi-​zəm \ noun

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nonrepresentational photographs that are really about the play of light on rapidly moving objects
Recent Examples on the Web Board law requires workers to object formally to their dues being used for nonrepresentational purposes, such as supporting a political candidate. Peter Schaumber, WSJ, "How the NLRB Evades the Law—and Can Bring Itself Into Line," 1 Apr. 2018 Considering that previous Allen Collection exhibits were dominated by realism, this array of often uncompromising, nonrepresentational art comes as something of a surprise. Gary Faigin, The Seattle Times, "Review: Who knew? Paul Allen Collection does abstraction at Pivot Art + Culture," 18 May 2017 Pieces such as these, Hickson said, were a break from the nonrepresentational abstract expressionism. Susan Dunne,, "'Hand-Painted Pop!' Art At Wadsworth Atheneum," 4 May 2017 Cunningham, a proponent of using chance operations in his choreographic process, paved the way for explorations of nonrepresentational dance. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, "Graham, Taylor, Cunningham: Three Titans. One Stage. One Night.," 17 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of nonrepresentational

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonrepresentational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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