Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a medium in art?

What is a medium in art?

Medium is a term which refers to the type of art created and describes the materials which are used to make the artwork. Some examples of medium describing types of art include painting, printmaking and sculpture. Some materials could be oils, acrylics, inks and clay.

Art Intervention

Art Intervention is art which is intended to interact with an existing situation, structure, artwork, audience, or institution. Interventions became popular in the 1960s, as artists sought to effect change in political and social contexts. Artist-in-residence programs were inspired by this art movement.

Cement

Cement is any variety of mixtures of clay, limestone, water, sand and gravel which forms concrete to be used as material for building things. To cement also means to join or unite. In art, cement can mean the process of gluing securely.

Embossing

Embossing is the technique of decorating or creating images with a raised design. Artists often change the shape of paper to create raised edges with many levels. The process is worked from the reverse side of the paper, using a template and sanded dowel.

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