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Existing on a continuum, abstraction can range from barely abstracted (a reasonable attempt to copy exactly what one sees) to total abstraction, which includes no identifiable real-world objects or figures. At first it is hard to understand such a vast subject, but it’s really best to think of it this way: a photograph has the least amount of abstraction possible and Jackson Pollock — along with other famous artists like Rothko, Albers, and Miro — represents complete abstraction. The abstract paintings and drawings collected here include subjects you can identify and totally abstracted pieces which are very popular right now.