• What is Formalism? Today’s Literary Phrase is Formalism. In art theory, formalism is the concept that a work‘s artistic value is entirely determined by its form–the way it is made, its purely visual aspects, and its medium. Formalism emphasizes compositional elements such as color, line, shape and texture rather than realism,context, and content. In visual art, formalism is a concept that posits that everything necessary to comprehending […] Literary Man 0 Comments April 15, 2011