Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a cast?

What is a cast?

Cast is the term used to describe a form made from poured liquid material. The liquid may be one of several materials such as plastic, plaster, acrylic, concrete or mixed media. Once the liquid is cool and completely firm, the cast is removed.

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Street Art

Art that's created and executed in public locations outside the traditional contexts or art venues. It gained popularity during the 1980s during graffiti art boom. It has developed and continues to be applied into all subsequent incarnations. The common forms of this art include pop-up art, sticker art, stencil graffiti and sculpture or street installation among other forms. Sometimes, "guerrilla art", "neo graffiti", "post graffiti" and "urban art" are used in this context to refer to the created artwork.

Actionism

Short-violent art movement in the 20th century. Can be regarded as a major part of the many independent struggles and efforts to build the "action art" in the 1960s. Well known participants of this movement were Arnulf Rainer and Hermann Nitsch.

Kitsch

Kitsch is the term used to describe cheap, commercial, sentimental or vulgar pieces common to popular culture. It is the English use of a German word which actually means trash. Kitsch has described the opposite of high artwork since the 1920s.

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