Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a replica?

What is a replica?

Replica is the term used to describe a copy of an artwork. This type of copy is so well done that it is almost impossible to distinguish it from the original art piece. Artists often make replicas of their own work.

Mobile

Mobile is the term used to describe a kinetic sculpture. A mobile is basically an ensemble of parts which are balanced together to hang freely, move independently, or as a whole, when moved by air or contact, constructed of wire and colorful metal shapes.

Cracking Art Group

Italian art movement that comprises of artists from Italy, Belgium and France known for creation of public installations that include use of recyclable plastic to make massive animal sculptures. The artwork examines and signifies the rupture that exists between synthetic and natural worlds with plastic construction symbolizing synthetic world and the animals referring to the natural world.

Grupo Ruptura

Grupo Ruptura was an organization formed in Brazil by artists who wished to break away from the old forms of naturalist painting in favor of geometric abstract art. The seven published their Ruptura Manifesto, early in the 1950s, advocating “new art for a new country”.

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