Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is metalcut?

What is metalcut?

Metalcut was a technique for relief printing. It existed primarily from about 1450 to 1540 in Europe. The technique used thin metal plates. One method cut or hammered away parts which should not print. A second used engraving to show white lines on black background.

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Cornelia Parker

STOP, 2015

Sculpture / Object

Metalcut

GBP 1,200

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Intervention Art

Art that interacts with a previously existing audience, artwork, situation and venue/space. It has conceptual art's auspice and commonly takes the form of a performance art. It is associated with Dada Movement, Neo-Dadaists and Viennese Actionists. Stuckists have made much use of intervention art to effect other artwork's perceptions they are opposed to and or protest against the existing intervention.

Constructivism

An architectural and artistic philosophy of Russian origin that came as a rejection of the concept or idea of the famous autonomous art. The movement favored art as the best practice for the common social purposes. Since its origin in the year 1919, Constructivism has evolved and impacted in the 20th century art movements thus influencing major trends including De Stijl and Bauhaus movements.

Geometric Abstract art

This is one of the forms of abstract art that uses geometric forms placed into a non-illusionistic space (though not always) and then combined into non representational(non objective) compositions. From the experience and results of the many years of research in the area of art, artists have suggested that the process of geometric abstraction can be a solution to the modern problems where some artists have been rejecting illusionistic practices.

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