Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a/the composition?

What is a/the composition?

Composition is the term used to describe the way elements are arranged within an artwork. The artist aims to create a pleasing relationship among the elements in the artwork. There are classical, geometric traditions for composition and contemporary movements which used new adjustments.

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Marble

Marble is rare and expensive metamorphic rock comprise of limestone. It has been used for centuries to create statues, decorative floors and walls. It is translucent and durable, and used for free standing statues and relief sculptures. It’s chiseled away in increments when carving statues.

Serigraph

Serigraph is a process used to make an image using silk screen techniques. The image is scanned from an original oil painting and digitally separated into each color used in the original. Each color is assigned a separate silk screen, and applied by hand.

Body Print

Depending on the artist's intention, body print may be executed in different ways that include smearing of grease or margarine on the skin, hair and clothes or by pressing oneself against a piece of paper then dust the oiled imprint with the pigment on the ground. The artist's body acts as the common printing plate, the "body print" however, does not work or act as a self portrait. It rather explores 2 competing identity conceptions.

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