Much of abstract painting illustration of earlier cultures （signs, marks, inscriptions, and paintings on rock） were simple, geometric and linear forms which might have had a symbolic or decorative
purpose. It is at this level of visual meaning that abstract art communicates. Into the 21st century abstract painting remains very much in view, its main themes: the transcendental, the contemplative and the timeless are exempified by living artists. The distinction between abstract painting and figurative art has become less defined leaving a wider range of ideas. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.