Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a pencil?

What is a pencil?

A Pencil is a writing tool constructed with a core of solid pigment, either black or colored, encased by a protective layer of wood or composite material. Pencils leave marks on paper by leaving part of the core pigment on the surface.

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Allen Jones

Study for Night Fever, 1990

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

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Allen Jones

Cascade, 1999

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

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Fernando Botero

Hunter, 1980

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

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Alex Katz

Tracy, 2009

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

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Roger Raveel

Landschap met opvliegende zwarte kraai, 1970-75

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

EUR 5,500

Andy Warhol

Rats and Star Band Member #2 , 1983

Drawing / Watercolor

Pencil

EUR 39,000

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Intervention Art

Art that interacts with a previously existing audience, artwork, situation and venue/space. It has conceptual art's auspice and commonly takes the form of a performance art. It is associated with Dada Movement, Neo-Dadaists and Viennese Actionists. Stuckists have made much use of intervention art to effect other artwork's perceptions they are opposed to and or protest against the existing intervention.

Constructivism

An architectural and artistic philosophy of Russian origin that came as a rejection of the concept or idea of the famous autonomous art. The movement favored art as the best practice for the common social purposes. Since its origin in the year 1919, Constructivism has evolved and impacted in the 20th century art movements thus influencing major trends including De Stijl and Bauhaus movements.

Kinetic art

International movement referring to both apparent and real motion of art created in the 1920s and 1960s. It is explained as art emerging from any medium containing some movement that depends on motion for effect or can be perceived by the viewer. Canvas paintings are some of the notable and earliest examples of this art type. Speaking pertinently, kinetic art today refers to 3 dimensional figures and sculptures such as those operated by machines or those that move naturally. It encompasses a variety of styles and techniques that overlap.

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