Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is an edition?

What is an edition?

In art, edition refers to entire number of identical or similar items produced or issued as a set. It could be an edition of lithographs issued from a single type, all copies of a drawing or painting among other artworks. It can also be used in art to refer to work that is closely related to the original version of the artwork.

Linocut

Variant woodcut printmaking technique where linoleum sheet is used to act as the relief surface. The surface is then cut into a V-shaped gouge or chisel design so the raised areas represent a mirror image(reversal) to show printed parts. A roller is used to link the sheet which is then impressed to fabric or paper. A press or hand can be used to do the actual printing.

Drawing / Watercolor

Drawing and watercolor are two traditional art techniques which stand alone as media, but are often used in conjunction with each other. Drawing can create the basic outlines for watercolor painting. Drawing over dried watercolor or using watercolor pencils are combined media techniques.

Action painting

Action painting is the term which describes the physical act of painting as an essential part of creating an artwork. Action painting includes gestural use of painting tools, splashing and dripping paint, or dancing and moving while applying paint to a work of art.

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