Abstract paintings arouse emotional reactions from viewers by means of visual language of shapes, colours and lines, with a certain degree of independence from any visual reality. It can be applied to paintings that illustrate a real object, figure or landscape in a much elusive/transcendent way, or simply uses forms with no reference to anything real. Some would prefer the term “concrete art” or “non-objective art” and would refer to it as the “pure” art. It follows patterns of pure forms, colours and lines. “Art for art’s sake” (art should be purely about the creation of beautiful effects). Some of the biggest movements include cubism and expressionism, with great names such as Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock.