Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a print?

What is a print?

An image or text reproduced using a template or master form. Prints are normally created by moving ink through a screen or from a prepared matrix to another material or a sheet of paper. Common matrices used include copper/zinc metal plates or etching/engraving polymer plates; aluminum, stone, or polymer; wood engravings or woodcut blocks; and linoleum to be used for linocuts. A print can also be used to mean an impression.

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Gutai

Gutai were the group of Japanese radical artists who formed the Gutai Art Association in 1954. The word gutai is translated to mean embodiment. They created art on the spot for audiences, including their own physical movements; throwing paint, piercing paper and rolling in mud.

Found Object

Found object is the term used for a man-made or natural object, or object fragment which an artist either finds or buys, keeping it for inspiration or as a work of art. The artist may also modify it, or use it for collage or assemblage.

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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