Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is marble?

What is marble?

Marble is rare and expensive metamorphic rock comprise of limestone. It has been used for centuries to create statues, decorative floors and walls. It is translucent and durable, and used for free standing statues and relief sculptures. It’s chiseled away in increments when carving statues.

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Man Ray

Pynape, 1975

Sculpture / Object

Marble

EUR 11,900

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Appropriation

The use of images or pre-existing objects with application of little or completely no transformation to them. It has played a very significant role in the history of visual, musical, performing and literary arts. In visual arts for instance, to appropriate means properly adopting, sampling, recycling or borrowing aspects(even entire form) of artificial visual culture.

Orphism

Orphism was an abstract style of painting influenced by cubism developed by Sonia and Robert Delaunay. French poet Guillaume Apollinaire created the term around 1912, which distinguishes the work of the Delaunay’s from cubism. Greek musician Orpheus inspired the term.

Aesthetic movement

The Aesthetic movement occurred during the late nineteenth century. It emphasized the beauty of art, and the sensual qualities of visual art more than practical or moral features. The movement promoted creating beautiful art, simply for its own intrinsic value, throughout Britain.

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