Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a triptych?

What is a triptych?

Artwork that's divided into three sections or panels hinged together that can be displayed open or folded shut. It is therefore, a polyptych, a term that refers to multiple artworks. Triptych's middle panel is the largest flanked by two panels that are relatively smaller although at times, some have equal panels.

Artwork by Francis Bacon
Grupo Frente

Grupo Frente was a movement founded in 1954 Brazil by teaching artist Ivan Serpa. Many students at the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art participated in the movement, which sought to reject the nationalism and figuration in modernist forms of Brazilian painting.

Kitsch

Kitsch is the term used to describe cheap, commercial, sentimental or vulgar pieces common to popular culture. It is the English use of a German word which actually means trash. Kitsch has described the opposite of high artwork since the 1920s.

Cubism

Cubism was the attempt to depict different views of objects or figures together in one picture. Artists George Braque and Pablo Picasso began this style around 1907, and the name cubism resulted from their compositional use of geometric outlines resembling cubes.

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