Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Grupo Ruptura?

What is Grupo Ruptura?

Grupo Ruptura was an organization formed in Brazil by artists who wished to break away from the old forms of naturalist painting in favor of geometric abstract art. The seven published their Ruptura Manifesto, early in the 1950s, advocating “new art for a new country”.

Artwork by Waldemar Cordeiro
East Indian ink

East Indian ink is a medium made of fine soot, called lampblack, which is combined with water. The carbon molecules make a black, waterproof ink. It has been used in India since the 4th century BC. Artists use the ink for writing, drawing, and painting.

Lambda print

A Lambda print is made in a Lambda laser printer. Lambda is a brand of the Durst company, which developed innovative digital forms of printing. The Durst Lambda was one of the first printers to use digital laser technology to print archival quality prints. Also called a Lambda c-type print.

Aquagravure

Aquagravure is a technique combining several processes; including compressing wet paper pulp in a carved wood mold until the water runs off, painting the compressed paper, adding ink to the mold to print onto the painted paper, and allowing the entire work to dry.

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