Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is intervention art?

What is intervention art?

Art that interacts with a previously existing audience, artwork, situation and venue/space. It has conceptual art's auspice and commonly takes the form of a performance art. It is associated with Dada Movement, Neo-Dadaists and Viennese Actionists. Stuckists have made much use of intervention art to effect other artwork's perceptions they are opposed to and or protest against the existing intervention.

Ink

Ink is a colored liquid or paste used writing, drawing, painting and printing. It is also the term used to describe the process of marking, covering, staining, drawing or tracing over pencil using ink. Ink is applied using various tools, such as pens, and brushes.

Monotype

Refers to a printmaking that is made by painting or drawing on a nonabsorbent, smooth surface. Historically, the surface was an etching plate of copper, but these days, the surface can vary from acrylic to zinc or glass. Image is transferred to a sheet of paper where the two are pressed by use of printing press. The process creates a unique print called monotype. The initial pressing removes most of the ink. 

Acrylic paint

Fast drying paint that contains pigment suspension in polymer emulsion of acrylic. Acrylic paints are soluble in water but resistant when dry. They have unique characteristics not easily attained by other media. Paintings made from it have some degree of similarity with oil and watercolor paintings.

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