Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What are found objects?

What are found objects?

Found objects, objet trouvé in French, are items which an artist finds and incorporates within a work of art. Collectors have been displaying aesthetic objects in collections for centuries. But modern art uses objects with non-art functions, such as recycled or repurposed materials.

Artwork by Marcel Duchamp
Figurative art

Sometimes known as Figurativism. It particularly describes sculptures and paintings clearly or specifically derived from sources of real objects hence they are representational as the name suggests "figurative art". This term is often used as a contrast for abstract art. However, since the coming of abstract art, this term has been used to mean any form of modern art with strong references to the actual/real world situation.

Mail art

Populist artistic art movement that is centered on sending work, though small scale postal service. It was initially developed from Fluxus between 1950s-1960s and has since then evolved and developed to become the present day global art movement. Ray Johnson was the first mail artist and his New York School is considered as the first network conscious of mail artists. Mail artists greatly rely on a network as a way of exchanging their artwork.

Hyper modernism

Hyper-modernism is a cultural art movement which uses recent technological approaches and materials, but is in diametrical opposition to the modernist styles of art which preceded it. Hypermodernist artists create extremely realistic images, using all media, which may look like photographs. Image copyright Kashifv

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