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.

Light and Space

Refers to loosely affiliated movements that relate to minimalism, geometric abstraction and op art that originated from Southern California back in the 1960s and was greatly influenced by John McLaughlin. Artists focused on sensory phenomena such as light and others as the center of their work. In addition, they incorporated latest technologies in aerospace and engineering industries so as to develop light filled and sensuous objects.

Uncanny

The Uncanny is a concept which Sigmund Freud, psychologist, described as the anxious or strange feeling some individuals experience with familiar objects. Surrealist artists, seeking to reveal the subconscious and reconcile it with reality, used artwork which combined the familiar in unexpected and odd ways.

Oil on board

Oil on board is the technique of using either wood boards which have been sanded and painted with primer, or high density cardboard covered with canvas. Either offers the advantage of using less space for storage than traditional stretched canvas on frames.

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