Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is pigment?

What is pigment?

Refers to a material that alters the color of light that's transmitted or reflected due to selective absorption of wavelength. This process however, differs from phosphorescence, fluorescence and other luminescence forms where materials emit light. Materials chosen and developed by humans for use in art as pigments have special properties in most cases that make them the best for use in coloring materials. A pigment's tinting strength should be relatively high in relation to the material to be colored.

Latin American Art

Latin American Art is a style which takes inspiration from its culture, society, politics, native traditions, religions and landscape. Op-Art and Kinetic Art figure prominently in Latin artworks. Colors in Latin American compositions are often bold. Latin American artists work in all media and movements.

Relief printing

Relief printing is the process of etching or cutting a printed surface so that the design which will be printed is the only part left. Removing all the parts not wanted in the final product allows only the design to be printed.

Gelatin Silver Print

Print made through the silver process(Gelatin) using the currently available photographic materials, the printing papers and the black and white films. In this process, the silver-salts suspension in gelatin is coated to a support that could be a film or flexible plastic, a glass, a resin-coated or baryta paper. These materials are light-sensitive and very stable under the usual keeping conditions.

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