Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is pen and ink?

What is pen and ink?

Pen and ink is a traditional drawing technique using a dip style pen with India ink on paper. The fine tip on the old-fashioned pen is excellent for drawing varied lines and shading details. Some artists use a fountain pen with ink reservoir.

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Yaacov Agam

Sketch #1b,

Drawing / Watercolor

Pen and ink

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Yaacov Agam

Sketch #1,

Drawing / Watercolor

Pen and ink

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Allen Jones

Two dancers for Satie Cinema , 1989

Drawing / Watercolor

Pen and ink

EUR 4,850

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Matter painting

Matter painting is a technique which blends thick impasto pains with cement, mud, sand or shells. The term first emerged in the 1950s, describing the works of Belgian and Dutch painters who focused on painting materials and the different ways paint could be used.

Avant-garde

Unusual and experimental ideas in arts or on the side of people introducing the ideas. The ideas push the boundaries or limits of what is accepted as the status quo or norm in the realm of culture. The movement is liked by artists and many of them continue doing it tracing Dada's history through situationists all the way to the post modern artists.

Comic Strip art

Comic strip art uses the subject matter and commercial printing techniques common to comic strips. A group of 1960s artists created art paintings which incorporated Ben-Day dots used in comics and advertising to create highly graphic designs in bright colors using traditional art media.

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