Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is acrylic paint?

What is acrylic paint?

Fast drying paint that contains pigment suspension in polymer emulsion of acrylic. Acrylic paints are soluble in water but resistant when dry. They have unique characteristics not easily attained by other media. Paintings made from it have some degree of similarity with oil and watercolor paintings.

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Nobuyoshi Araki

Bound woman,

Drawing / Watercolor

Acrylic paint

EUR 4,740

Julian Opie

Evening sun, 2013

Limited Edition Print

Acrylic paint

EUR 14,300

Dario Perez-Flores

Prochromatique 1107, 2013

Painting

Acrylic paint

EUR 20,000

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Funk Art

In the 1960s, Fun Art was a reactive movement against abstract exressionism. It was widely known as an anti-establishment movement, the name comes from the jazz term "funky". This had positive and negative notations as the term in the jazz world, described passion, quirkyness, and sensuality, while it could also be associated with a foul odor. Funk was popular in California Bay Area, and while the artists of the Funk Art era had similar attitudes and artwork, they did not consider themselves as a part of a group movement.

Op Art

A visual art style that makes use of optical illusions. The works of opt art are abstract and many of the known pieces are the black & white. They typically give a movement, vibrating patterns, flashing and hidden images impression to the viewer. Op art antecedents can be traced back with respect to color effects and graphics to Futurism, Constructivism, Dada and Neo impressionism.

Contemporary Art

Contemporary art describes avant-garde or innovative art created in the recent past or the present day. The date describing the beginning of contemporary art varies by the institutions which exhibit the style. The museums often date the era based on their founding year.

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