alloverness

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alloverness (uncountable)

  1. (art) The non-differential treatment of the surface of a two-dimensional artwork such as a painting, giving it a sense of uniformity and a lack of focus.
    • 2015 July 16, Roberta Smith, “Review: Stanley Whitney’s Paintings Reinvent the Grid”, in New York Times[1]:
      The virtual absence of white in Mr. Whitney’s work creates a great visual heat and internal pressure — an alloverness that reflects his careful study of Pollock — but, of course, it also has symbolic overtones.