Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a Catalogue Raisonne?

What is a Catalogue Raisonne?

Catalogue Raisonne is an annotated listing including all the works of an artist. It is a comprehensive list including many specific details which help to identify the artist’s output in all media or one particular material. Some details include title, dimensions, date, medium, and location.

Abstract expressionism

Commonly known as the 2nd world war art movement that developed in the New York and gained popularity in American painting from as early as 1940s. Since then, it has evolved to become a unique art movement and has enjoyed being a favorite to some well known artists.

Maquette

Maquette is the term used for a scale model of a sculpture which is not finished yet. It serves as a rough draft so that the artist can test ideas about the sculpture without spending the effort and cost to make the full-size sculpture.

East Indian ink

East Indian ink is a medium made of fine soot, called lampblack, which is combined with water. The carbon molecules make a black, waterproof ink. It has been used in India since the 4th century BC. Artists use the ink for writing, drawing, and painting.

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