Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Clay?

What is Clay?

Clay is earth which is made when rocks weather and finally decompose. It takes a long time for water to carry pieces of earth, creating muck. The muck is collected, cleaned, prepared by removing rocks, and refined by adding sand to make clay.

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Otto Piene

Rastersonne, 2009

Ceramics

Clay

EUR 10,800

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New Leipzig School

A movement in modern German painting, it's the third generation and relates to how Germany today post-reunification looks like. The movement for the new Leipzig school is linked to people like Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Unlike the first generation of Leipzig paintings, the third generation do not have clear characteristics and messages. Instead, the paintings are a combination of figurative and abstract elements, making creativity come to the forefront.

Queer aesthetics

Queer aesthetics is the term used for art which has homosexual or lesbian images related to the 1980s politics of identity and gender issues; following the AIDS crisis and feminist movement. Notable works include photography of people of ambiguous gender by artist Nan Goldin.

Entropy

Entropy is the inevitable deterioration of a society or system. In art, it was popularized by artist Robert Smithson, whose use of it in New York in the 1960s was in reference to artwork he considered was static and simplified. He targeted contemporary minimalist artists.

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