Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a mosaic?

What is a mosaic?

Mosaic is the process of creating images using many different pieces of colored tile or glass. It can take hundreds placed closely together to build an entire work. The pieces are organized like puzzles, with each piece being part of the whole picture.

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Pixel art

Pixel art is a specific digital art created pixel by pixel. It is similar to making a mosaic, where small bits are individually placed, creating larger artworks. Nostalgia is credited for the pixel art trend which uses video game art techniques in new art.

Manifesto Invencionista

Manifesto Invencionista was a 1946 published manifesto which announced the Argentinian beginning of the concrete art movement in Buenos Aires. Artist Tomás Maldonado wrote the Inventionist Manifesto; published by the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención. Concrete art is abstract, with no basis on visual reality.

Political pop

Political pop was an art movement which merged the pop art of Western countries with the socialist realism of China during the 1980s. China was experiencing rapid social and political changes, and artists sought to create art which questioned these cultural changes.

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