Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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what is a watermark?

what is a watermark?

Watermark is the term used to describe an image in a sheet of paper. In the art of paper-making, each papermaker includes a faint trademark, which is easily seen when holding the paper up to a light source, which makes the mark clearly visible.

Clay

Clay is earth which is made when rocks weather and finally decompose. It takes a long time for water to carry pieces of earth, creating muck. The muck is collected, cleaned, prepared by removing rocks, and refined by adding sand to make clay.

Colour Field Painting

Colour field painting is an abstract style which features large areas of a single color. The first use of the term described the work of three abstract expressionist American painters, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still in the 1950s.

Engraving

Engraving is a technique where a metal plate or box is cut directly using an engraving tool. The sharp tool makes deep lines which are then inked and printed using heavy pressure. The image produced by the technique is clear.

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