Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Magnum Photos?

What is Magnum Photos?

Magnum Photos was a photographic co-op based in New York and founded by four photographers in 1947. The organization gave photographers freedom to record what they had seen of the human condition with compassion. The organization has an historical image library of world events.

Artwork by Martine Franck
Embossing

Embossing is the technique of decorating or creating images with a raised design. Artists often change the shape of paper to create raised edges with many levels. The process is worked from the reverse side of the paper, using a template and sanded dowel.

Bronze

Bronze is a metal alloy which is made of copper and tin. Most modern compositions include 88% copper and 12% tin. Bronze eventually develops a patina, or surface color, that is a deep green. Large bronze objects are made in foundries.

Lettrism

Lettrism is an art form which uses letters, words and symbols to create an artwork. The art form was popularized in the 1950s in America, but was established in 1940s Paris. Lettrisme is the French spelling of the movement, and the French word for letter.

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