What is abstract imagery?

1 Answer
Sep 15, 2017

Imaginative, beyond normal representations.


It goes beyond strictly representational or actual images into variations, expansions, or unusual juxtapositions of them. It is usually something that can only be imagined, not physically observed.

It may portray ideas or concepts, like mathematics and emotions. Abstract images may have different interpretations for different people, unlike physical imagery such as a specific animal or place.

For example, what is "pretty"? or even "orange"? Abstract images can help us to understand ourselves better through analogy or expression of feelings or impressions.