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Fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon. Cup, 4 3/8" diameter; saucer, 9 3/8" diameter; spoon, 8" long; overall height, 2 7/8". The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The surreal style in art often features bizarre or fantastic combinations of elements. 22, left Frank Stella. Abra III, 1968. Acrylic on canvas, 10' × 10'. Collection of the artist. New York. Nonobjective art contains invented imagery that does not imitate the appearance of things in the natural world. but it is still representational in the sense that the imagery is recognizable and taken from the world around us.
The strange lighting and shadows contribute to the sense of ill-ease. Now, let us turn to space in sculpture and architecture, which consists of the footprint occupied by the structure and also the voids and solids within each piece and immediately surrounding it. Look again at Martin Puryear’s That Proﬁle (Fig. 19), which is so memorable because of the large empty space that the framework contains and the sky and landscape seen through it. The voids and solids in Louise Nevelson’s Mirror Image I (Fig.
The Chilkat Blanket (Fig. 17) is covered with bold patterns abstracted from human and animal forms. The eyes overall were intended as a form of protection and power. Pattern in art is often an organizing element, as with the Blanket, and the extensive use of pattern makes a striking visual impression. Some patterns are totally invented, some are geometric, some contain highly abstracted forms (like the Blanket), and some are inherent in the materials, like wood grain. Pattern also functions as decoration on objects such as wrapping paper, wallpaper, or fabric design.