Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Chalk?

What is Chalk?

Chalk is calcium carbonate, a mineral substance. In art, chalk is most often described in reference to drawing with chalk sticks. These are a mix of chalk, pigment in various colors and gum Arabic, pressed into a stick with four flat sides.

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Paul Van Hoeydonck

Tete homme spatiens, 1964

Sculpture / Object

Chalk

EUR 5,440

Josef Felix Müller

Ohne Titel (x4), 1983

Drawing / Watercolor

Chalk

EUR 2,000

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Postmodernism

Postmodernism is artwork which sought to make visual statements against authority, to remove boundaries between art and everyday life, and to bridge gaps between the cultural elite and popular masses. Art in this movement embraces many earlier conventions and styles in eclectic mixtures.

Auto-destructive art

Auto-destructive art is an invented term used to describe artworks which were destroyed during the process of their creation. Gustaz Metzger clarified his key principles: The work must return to nothingness within 20 years-time, it must be self-completing and include public participation.

Gutai

Gutai were the group of Japanese radical artists who formed the Gutai Art Association in 1954. The word gutai is translated to mean embodiment. They created art on the spot for audiences, including their own physical movements; throwing paint, piercing paper and rolling in mud.

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