True abstraction can be difficult to teach. However, helping students understand abstraction is essential in any art curriculum. Why not use the art movement of Precisionism to help students make the mental transition from representational art and abstract art? Precisionism is a form of abstraction in which hard lines and simplified forms represent objects from reality. Most Precisionist artworks focused on Industrial imagery, although artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe strayed from this. Encouraging students to look at objects close up, but draw them in a realistic manner can result in Precisionist looking works. This process is similar to Georgia O'Keeffe's large flower paintings.
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