Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a diptych?

What is a diptych?

Diptych is the term used to describe an artwork which consists of two panels. These may be painted, carved, or created using a number of mixed media techniques. Some are attached using hinges, allowing for closing and protection, while others are displayed side by side.

Systems Art

Systems Art describes a group of artists which used the structures of conceptualism and minimalism to create artwork responsive to their environment. They rejected traditional art themes and embraced aesthetic systems in experimentation with diverse media, connecting with late 1960s to early 1970s political movements.

Aesthetic movement

The Aesthetic movement occurred during the late nineteenth century. It emphasized the beauty of art, and the sensual qualities of visual art more than practical or moral features. The movement promoted creating beautiful art, simply for its own intrinsic value, throughout Britain.

Airbrush

Artist's device that sprays various media including dye and ink by means of compressed air. Some works of James Rosenquist ( Pop American artist) are products made by use of airbrush. He both worked as a sign and industrial painter. The huge F-111 1965 painting is one his famous works.

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