Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is perspective?

What is perspective?

Perspective refers to the process artists use to represent three dimensional objects on two dimensional surfaces. Artists use specific techniques for creating the appearance that objects exist in the visible world, compensating for the limitations of the two dimensional surface.

Graphite

Graphite is a form of carbon usually used to create the core of a pencil. It can be compressed to different levels of hardness. It’s power form is applied using a brush. Graphite erases easily. It was discovered in England’s Lake District in the 1500s.

Monoprint

Single impression belonging to an image made out of a block that is re-printable. Litho stones, wood blocks or metal plates are used for the purpose of etching upon. Only one impression is produced rather than producing several copies of one image. Mono-printing has many techniques that include etching, lithography and woodcut.

Resin

Resin can be made from both natural and synthetic processes. The natural version is from pine sap, and the man-made kind is a dense and easily molded form of plastic. Many sculptures are made from resin, and resin can make paint colors vivid.

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