Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a triennial?

What is a triennial?

Triennial is the term used to describe an art exhibition which takes place on a large scale every three years. These exhibitions often showcase the latest artistic works, developments, news and artists in international scale, incorporating major institutions from around the world.

Transavanguardia

Italian version for Neo Expressionism that refers to an art movement that moved across Italy and some other parts of Western Europe between 1970s and 1980s. It simply means beyond avant-garde. The art movement came as a response to conceptual art's explosion that got many expression mediums by reintroducing emotion and reviving painting. Transvanguardia marked a turning point back to mythic imagery and figurative art which at the time, was rediscovered.

Abstract art

Abstract art uses visual language of form, shape, line and color to achieve its desired effect. However, it does not attempt or seek to represent external reality but the created abstract art composition may exist with a level or degree of independence from the world's visual references.

Bay Area Figurative Art

The Bay Area Figurative Movement, which also goes by the names Bay Area Figurative School, Bay Area Figurative Art, or Bay Area Figuration, came to existence in San-Francisco Bay Area. This was in the mid-20th century, when a group of artists from the area stopped working on the then popular Abstract Expressionism for a preference to figuration in painting. The movement lasted a total of two decades during the 1950's and 1960's.

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