Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is De Stijl?

What is De Stijl?

De Stijl, meaning “Style”, was a group of Dutch artists who created abstract art which adhered to vertical and horizontal geometry. The group was founded by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg. Mondrian left De Stijl when Van Doesburg began using diagonal geometry.

C-Print

Also known as Chromogenic or C type print. A print that's made from slide or color negative exposed to chromogenic paper containing three emulsion layers sensitized to non similar primary colors. Once the image is exposed, it is dipped into a chemical bath for each layer to react towards the chemical so as to create an image.

Monochrome

Describes paintings, photographs, designs or drawings of one color or values that have one color. Monochromatic objects have shades with limited hues or colors. However, for an image, the term monochrome is often used to refer to black and white. or gray scale though it may be used to mean other combinations that contain tones of one color.

Oil on canvas

A type of paint that dries slowly and consists of pigment particles suspended in oil for drying, mostly linseed oil. By adding a solvent like turpentine, the paint's viscosity may be modified and vanish can also be added to increase glossiness of the paint film that's dried. Use of oil began long time ago in Europe from as early as the 12th century where it was commonly used for decoration. It was however, not adopted to be used as a medium up until the 15th century.

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