Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a Biennial?

What is a Biennial?

Biennial is the term used to describe an art exhibit displayed every two years. The participants are international, within a large scale event. The first was the 1895 Venice Biennale, held in a public park in the Giardini. The event now houses thirty permanent pavilions.

Montage

A film editing technique where a series of shots are taken through a process of editing into a sequence so as to condense time, information and space. However, various contexts have made use of this term.

Photograph

Photograph is the term used for a picture taken with a camera using film and then printed using special chemicals and procedures which result in a photograph image on light sensitive paper. It is a mechanical process requiring real devices, chemicals and a photographer.

Bay Area Figurative Art

The Bay Area Figurative Movement, which also goes by the names Bay Area Figurative School, Bay Area Figurative Art, or Bay Area Figuration, came to existence in San-Francisco Bay Area. This was in the mid-20th century, when a group of artists from the area stopped working on the then popular Abstract Expressionism for a preference to figuration in painting. The movement lasted a total of two decades during the 1950's and 1960's.

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