Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a monochrome?

What is a monochrome?

Describes paintings, photographs, designs or drawings of one color or values that have one color. Monochromatic objects have shades with limited hues or colors. However, for an image, the term monochrome is often used to refer to black and white. or gray scale though it may be used to mean other combinations that contain tones of one color.

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New British Sculpture

Name that refers to the work produced by a group of sculptors, installation artists and artists who exhibited together in London in the 1980s. These artists included Richard Deacon, Richard Wentworth and Tonny Cragg. Tim woods has greatly helped identify this movement by the 4 major themes, Kitsch and Pop Synthesis, Bricolage of UK urban waste, Assignment of meanings to objects and a play of wit, humor and play.

Action painting

Action painting is the term which describes the physical act of painting as an essential part of creating an artwork. Action painting includes gestural use of painting tools, splashing and dripping paint, or dancing and moving while applying paint to a work of art.

Uncanny

The Uncanny is a concept which Sigmund Freud, psychologist, described as the anxious or strange feeling some individuals experience with familiar objects. Surrealist artists, seeking to reveal the subconscious and reconcile it with reality, used artwork which combined the familiar in unexpected and odd ways.

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