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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Guillaume Corneille

Aicha, 2004

Drawing / Watercolor

Charcoal

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Ephemeral Art

Ephemeral art only occurs one time. It generally lasts for a very short period of time, and cannot be displayed as a work of art in a gallery or museum. Performances, happenings, sound sculptures, flyers and mass produced items have all been ephemeral art.

Neue Wilden

Neue Wilden is the term German artist used for neo-expressionism. In the 1970s and 80s, expressive painting emerged once more in the country, and artists embraced the intense colors and broad brushstrokes used. The movement grew in opposition to minimal and conceptual art.

Photography

Photography is the process of creating an image on light sensitive materials. The image is produced by using a camera, which has a lens that focuses on light either reflected or emitted from an object. These visible wavelengths are used to reproduce the image seen.

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