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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Kitsch

Kitsch is the term used to describe cheap, commercial, sentimental or vulgar pieces common to popular culture. It is the English use of a German word which actually means trash. Kitsch has described the opposite of high artwork since the 1920s.

Colour Field Painting

Colour field painting is an abstract style which features large areas of a single color. The first use of the term described the work of three abstract expressionist American painters, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still in the 1950s.

Conceptual art

Sometimes referred to as Conceptualism. It is an art where idea(s) or concept(s) included in the work come before material concerns and traditional aesthetic. Many of these conceptual artworks can be constructed by any person by simply following instructions written. The concept or idea is the most fundamental aspect of artwork.

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