Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is embossed?

What is embossed?

Embossed refers to a raised or depressed surface created during the printmaking process. Artists use embossing to delineate object edges, to create textures and to embellish areas in an artistic composition. The process can also be used to create a frame around the compositional area. (Image © Petr Lerch/Shutterstock)

Aesthetic movement

The Aesthetic movement occurred during the late nineteenth century. It emphasized the beauty of art, and the sensual qualities of visual art more than practical or moral features. The movement promoted creating beautiful art, simply for its own intrinsic value, throughout Britain.

Textile

Textile is the term used to describe a flexible material formed by weaving, felting, crocheting, knitting or knotting long strands of natural or artificial yarn or thread. Textile artists often create their own textiles, or use selected ones in fabric art compositions.

Minimalism

A style in music and visual arts that uses designs that are pared-down. It began in Western art after world war II strongly in the American Visual arts. Minimalism greatly derives modernism aspects and is often seen as an anti-Abstract Expressionism and to some extend, a connection to the practices of post minimal art. Some of the prominent artists are Agnes Martin, Donald Judd, Robert Morris,Frank Stella and Dan Flavin.

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