Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Abstract Stone

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_6
Abstractness is related to people’s consideration of abandoning the external characteristics of an object and extracting a certain internal essence of an object during the process of cognitive thinking. Abstract art is a kind of artistic phenomenon with abstract characteristics, as opposed to figurative art. An abstract stone is a natural ornamental stone with abstract art characteristics and aesthetic appeal. Through the abstraction of human thought, it forms a type of ornamental stone that is indescribable and can only be sensed. A relatively stable abstract stone is far more concise and clearer than an image stone, enabling people to experience infinite space and strength. This sentiment varies from person to person based on the age, knowledge, accomplishment and quality of the viewer. It is also a reflection of the levels of aesthetic appreciation of the viewer and collector. Each stone has a certain philosophical meaning associated with its shape, colour, quality, pattern, rhyme...
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