Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is authenticity?

What is authenticity?

Authenticity describes the qualities owned by an original artwork. A reproduction of the same artwork does not have authenticity because it was not created by the original artist, under the same original circumstances. Authenticity of an original can become questioned once reproduced, lowering its value.

Acrylic on paper

Acrylic on paper is a technique which uses acrylic paints on a wide variety of paper weights and textures. Artists may choose to use watercolor paper with smooth or rough surfaces. Using the acrylic paints with watercolor methods, such as bleeding, washing and spattering.

Video art

Art type that comprises of video/audio data and relies heavily on moving pictures. It came into existence late 1960s, early 1970s as a new technology and an emerging consumer video that was available outside the confines of corporate broadcasting. This art can take many forms that include broadcast recordings, installations viewed in museums or galleries, online streamed works, video tapes and performances that incorporate video monitors, television sets and projections that display sounds or images live or recorded.

Décollage

Décollage is the technique of removing, cutting, or tearing away sections of an original image. The French word means to take off, become unstuck or become unglued. Artists who use this technique may use art to symbolically replace values or tear thinking from media influence.

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