Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Charcoal?

What is Charcoal?

Charcoal is sticks of charred wood used to make initial studies and finished drawings. It is easily smudged and erased. It requires resin or gum to make it stick to surfaces permanently, and is ideal for sketching first ideas on walls or canvas.

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Donald Sultan

Black Egg, 1988

Drawing / Watercolor

Charcoal

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Zhou Chunya

Untitled, 1988

Drawing / Watercolor

Charcoal

EUR 11,300

Guillaume Corneille

Aicha, 2004

Drawing / Watercolor

Charcoal

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Readymade

Readymade is the term Marcel Duchamp used to describe his artworks made from objects which were manufactured. The French artist first used the term, and artists who work similarly now use it. Duchamp chose functional objects which he felt had visual indifference.

Comic Strip art

Comic strip art uses the subject matter and commercial printing techniques common to comic strips. A group of 1960s artists created art paintings which incorporated Ben-Day dots used in comics and advertising to create highly graphic designs in bright colors using traditional art media.

Dusseldorf school of photography

Dusseldorf School of Photography is the name for the photographers who studied under Bernd and Hiller Beecher at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf during the 1970s. This group was devoted to the black and white industrial images of the German tradition called New Objectivity.

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