Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is marouflage on canvas?

What is marouflage on canvas?

Marouflage on canvas (mounted on canvas) is a process in which a paper work is affixed to a canvas using a transparent adhesive. It is often used to avoid framing behind glass, and it is in most cases reversible.

Tapestry

Tapestry is a heavy handwoven textile which features complicated designs or images woven into the fabric. Tapestries are art pieces woven by skilled weavers using natural wool, linen, cotton, silk and silver and gold threads; used as decoration, insulation, and symbols of authority.

Woodblock printing

Woodblock printing is a technique which uses a carved wooden surface to make an image on materials such as paper and cloth. Ink or paint is spread thinly over the carved surface. The wood surface is pressed against the material, which transfers the image.

Activist art

Activist art is art created to address social and political issues. It is a kind of performance art because it is presented in public, working closely with the community which will create it. One example could be creating and posting social protest fliers in exhibition.

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