Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Brutalism?

What is Brutalism?

Brutalism is the term used to describe the 1950s and 60s architectural style which used raw concrete construction to build block like forms as the basis for buildings. The style was often used in public housing and public buildings, featuring massive geometric concrete facades.

Etching and Aquatint

Etching and Aquatint are terms related to printing. An Aquatint has the master printing plate etched with microscopic pits and cracks to produce unlimited gradations in tone. This helps to re-create the broad and flat tints seen in watercolor drawings and ink washes.

Digital Art

Digital art refers to art which is created using digital technology. It can be generated by computer, drawn or scanned with a tablet using a mouse. Video may be downloaded to computers so artists can manipulate images filmed with a video camera.

Mixed Media

Artwork which employs more than one medium. It is however, different from multimedia art that refers to artwork that traditionally combines distinct media of visual art. Multimedia art has a wider scope as compared to mixed media art. Many effects in art can be achieved through mixed media.

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