Definition of hard-edge in English:

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Entry from US English dictionary


Relating to a style of abstract painting characterized by geometric shapes with sharply defined edges and often in bright colors.
Example sentences
  • In a 1997 painting parodying hard-edge geometric abstraction, Owens presents two rows of vertical stripes that read as skyscrapers receding into space.
  • For his new, large-scale collages, for instance, he cut up hundreds of his photos in small geometric shapes, which he randomly taped together in compositions that resemble hard-edge abstract paintings.
  • He has maintained ever since a passion for striking color contrasts, hard-edge geometric form, seriality and the grid as the overt or underlying structure governing his compositions.

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Syllabification: hard-edge

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