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.

Offset Print

Printing technique that transfers the inked image(offsets) to rubber blanket from a plate, then later to a printing surface. Combined with lithographic process based on water and oil repulsion, this technique attracts a film that is water based to keep the non-printing area ink free. Offset lithography was initially created to cut down expenses when reproducing artwork.

Silkscreen

Silkscreen is a method for making prints using a screen made of silk or some other mesh fabric. The screen is prepared with a substance which only allows the ink forced through it to print in selected areas. Each color used needs a separate screen.

Tempera

Tempera is a paint traditionally made with colored pigments and egg yolks. The paint dries quickly and lasts a very long time. Some examples still remain from 100 AD. Modern tempera paint uses glue size with the colored pigments instead of egg yolks.

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