Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Funk Art?

What is Funk Art?

In the 1960s, Fun Art was a reactive movement against abstract exressionism. It was widely known as an anti-establishment movement, the name comes from the jazz term "funky". This had positive and negative notations as the term in the jazz world, described passion, quirkyness, and sensuality, while it could also be associated with a foul odor. Funk was popular in California Bay Area, and while the artists of the Funk Art era had similar attitudes and artwork, they did not consider themselves as a part of a group movement.

Etching

A creation of etched objects or plates by use of a strong mordant or acid to cut unprotected parts in a metal surface so as to create a desired design in the relief(Intaglio) in the metal. In the present day art especially in manufacturing, other types of chemicals are used depending on the material types available for use.

Polaroid

Instant print produced using a Polaroid camera whose degree of plane polarization is very high for light that passes through it. Such a camera produces a finished print as soon as there is an exposure because of its high internal processing speed. Polaroid prints can also be used to mean instant photographs and films.

Serigraph

Serigraph is a process used to make an image using silk screen techniques. The image is scanned from an original oil painting and digitally separated into each color used in the original. Each color is assigned a separate silk screen, and applied by hand.

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