Abstract art takes up the basic elements of painting, such as colors, shapes, and lines, and renders the object in a pared-down, blurred form. The definition of abstraction means distancing ideas from their objective attributes. It also means pulling or removing one thing from another.
The term is often used to classify art that is not inspired by external physical or visual sources such as geometric shapes. It underscores the point that abstract art is non-representational and creates real objects from objects. The idea is that it exists as a concept, independent of any real representation.