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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Porcelain

Porcelain is a hard material made of clay which is primarily composed of the mineral kaolinite. It is used to make art objects and a wide range of everyday household wares such as dishes and bowls. Porcelain items are popular for painting with special glazes.

Earth Art

Earth art was a style which emerged in the 1960s and 70s. It was part of the conceptual art movement, and refers to artworks created by sculpting the land or making structures in the landscape using earth, rocks or twigs.

Xiamen Dada

Xiamen Dada was a Chinese artist group from Xiamen city, on China’s southeast coast. The group, coming to prominence in the 1980s, explored the relationship between Chan Buddhism and European dada, embracing the absurd while using chance to determine the artworks made.

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