A trend in modern art involving several art movements. Breaking away from traditional representation, abstract art aimed to present entirely new perspectives in how we view the world. There are many differing opinions as to how abstract art should be defined. Most agree that abstract art is a definite departure from formal representation of the subject. It should be understood that abstract is not a matter of failing to provide accuracy, as some might think, but rather very purposefully altering the image for a specific result, centering on a subjects intrinsic qualities rather than its outward appearance. Read our article on abstract art.