Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Manifesto Invencionista?

What is Manifesto Invencionista?

Manifesto Invencionista was a 1946 published manifesto which announced the Argentinian beginning of the concrete art movement in Buenos Aires. Artist Tomás Maldonado wrote the Inventionist Manifesto; published by the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención. Concrete art is abstract, with no basis on visual reality.

Inventionist Manifesto. in Arte Concreto-Invención magazine
Mobile

Mobile is the term used to describe a kinetic sculpture. A mobile is basically an ensemble of parts which are balanced together to hang freely, move independently, or as a whole, when moved by air or contact, constructed of wire and colorful metal shapes.

Drypoint

Printmaking technique belonging to Intaglio family, where an image is skillfully incised to a plate using a hard pointed object or "needle" of a sharp diamond or metal point. Copper was traditionally the plate but nowadays, zinc, plexiglas or acetate are commonly used. Like in etching, drypoint is a little bit easier for a drawing artist to master compared to engraving as the needle technique is closer to the use of a pencil than the burin in engraving.

Cement

Cement is any variety of mixtures of clay, limestone, water, sand and gravel which forms concrete to be used as material for building things. To cement also means to join or unite. In art, cement can mean the process of gluing securely.

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