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.

Glass

Glass is a transparent solid. It varies in composition based on the type of glass. Artists use these variants to create art glass, including stained, blown, and a myriad of decorated forms. Glass can be cut, textured, surfaced with overlays, and engraved.

Entropy

Entropy is the inevitable deterioration of a society or system. In art, it was popularized by artist Robert Smithson, whose use of it in New York in the 1960s was in reference to artwork he considered was static and simplified. He targeted contemporary minimalist artists.

Massurrealism

Portmanteau word that was coined by James Seehafer, an American artist in 1992. He observed a trend among postmodern artists who mixed themes and aesthetic styles together with mass media that include pop art. This art is a development of surrealism that puts emphasis on technological effect on the image of contemporary surrealism. The difference between massurrealism and surrealism is the foundation of the later in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. 

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