Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a foundry?

What is a foundry?

A foundry is the place where metal is melted and shaped to make sculptures. Artists bring their finished wax sculptures to have the foundry create molds in the same shape, or create a finished metal sculpture using the wax sculpture.

Stuckism

Art movement that promotes figurative painting rather than conceptual art. It was founded 1999 by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish. It initially had 13 artists in Britain but has spread to 52 countries and expanded rapidly to 233groups. Several manifestos have been issued by Billy and Thomson since the emergence of the movement. Most of the manifestos promote modernism spirit and production of spiritual art irrespective of medium, matter, subject or style.  

Tempera

Tempera is a paint traditionally made with colored pigments and egg yolks. The paint dries quickly and lasts a very long time. Some examples still remain from 100 AD. Modern tempera paint uses glue size with the colored pigments instead of egg yolks.

Acrylic paint

Fast drying paint that contains pigment suspension in polymer emulsion of acrylic. Acrylic paints are soluble in water but resistant when dry. They have unique characteristics not easily attained by other media. Paintings made from it have some degree of similarity with oil and watercolor paintings.

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