Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What does recto/verso mean?

What does recto/verso mean?

Recto / Verso are terms used in two ways. They can mean the right and left hand pages of an open book, or they can mean the front and back of a paper. Right and front are recto, while left and back are verso.

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Etching

A creation of etched objects or plates by use of a strong mordant or acid to cut unprotected parts in a metal surface so as to create a desired design in the relief(Intaglio) in the metal. In the present day art especially in manufacturing, other types of chemicals are used depending on the material types available for use.

Monochrome

Describes paintings, photographs, designs or drawings of one color or values that have one color. Monochromatic objects have shades with limited hues or colors. However, for an image, the term monochrome is often used to refer to black and white. or gray scale though it may be used to mean other combinations that contain tones of one color.

Art Fabrication

A process that relates to production of technically difficult or large artworks. It happens when a designer or lone artist is unable to realize a creation of conception or design of his or her own and seeks assistance in a fabrication studio. Such a studio has access to specialized machinery, resources and the necessary labor required in order to excellently execute complex art projects.

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