indicates that something is left out of a description or definition.
a play that is wholly or partly not representational. Example: "Ohio Impromptu," an abstraction by Samuel Beckett, 2m or 2f.
a device in art which alters or simplifies reality (nature) to facilitate the expressive purposes of the artist (e.g., the exaggerated antelope horns and ears of the masks used in the Chi Wara ritual of the Bamana people of Mali).
When an artist simplifies or diffuses the natural forms into simpler forms but is not creating abstract art.
Imagery which departs from representational accuracy, to a variable range of possible degrees.
preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
a mechanism that allows a complex, real-world situation to be represented using a simplified model
a simplified description of a system which captures the essential elements of that system (from the perspective of the needs of the modeler) while suppressing all other elements
A simplified description or view of something that emphasizes characteristics or purposes relevant to the user, while suppressing details that are immaterial or distracting.
A simplified description of a system that emphasises some of its details while suppressing others. Building good abstractions depends on classification schemes (identifying classes and extracting commonalities into more generalised classes), determining class granularities (how big the classes are in terms of what they model, what concepts they encompass), and defining interfaces for classes. Abstraction and encapsulation are complementary; abstraction focuses on the outside view of an object. It aids us in deciding the granularity of an object, its public interface, the visibility of the different attributes/relationships/methods, and its dynamic and static properties.
a generalized, condensed, or simplified concept derived from a more complex situation. A part representation of some whole.
The process of creating an artwork which simplifies or distorts the representation of subject matter through line, shape, texture or color. This can be carried to the degree where the subject matter is no longer recognizable. Works created in this manner are referred to as abstract art. The term "non-objective" is also used when referring to works with no recognizable subject matter.
A data type with a private representation and a public set of operations.
A representation that only captures essential aspects of something thereby reducing complexity.