Since the early 1900s, Abstract Art has been known to be the mainstream of the Modern Art movement. It was radical for its time as artists began to create simplified objections with little or no reference to the 'real world.' Abstract, non-figurative, non-objective and non-representational art forms are all similar styles of the same category. They use the illustration of shape, form, colour, and lines to create independently visual designs.
Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in the depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Even art that aims for authenticity of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is impossible. Artwork that takes liberties, altering, for instance, colour and form in apparent ways, can be said to be partially abstract.
Total abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable. For instance, in geometric abstraction, one is unlikely to find references to naturalistic entities. Figurative art and total abstraction are almost mutually exclusive. Numerous art movements embody partial abstraction, for instance, fauvism, in which colour is conspicuously and deliberately altered vis-a-vis reality, and cubism, which alters the forms of the real-life entities depicted.