"What's abstract?" I asked Malavika.
"Abstract is abstract." she confirmed without a second of doubt.
Before I could express my confusion, she walked to a near by painting and pointed out to a triangle. "It's a triangle by itself but, in context, it represents something. When it represents something, it stops to be abstract."
Anything that represents something can't be abstract in whole. I learnt. But, I'm not sure if I got it right. It's interesting to play around the abstract and realism stuff.