Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is plaster?

What is plaster?

Plaster is a mixture of heat treated and powdered gypsum. It is mixed with water to make a solid sculpture, cast in a mold, carved, modeled and attached to other materials. Artists have used plaster for working models and finished artwork for centuries.

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Mark Dion

Emanations of the Earth, 2017

Sculpture / Object

Plaster

EUR 1,130

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Aesthetic movement

The Aesthetic movement occurred during the late nineteenth century. It emphasized the beauty of art, and the sensual qualities of visual art more than practical or moral features. The movement promoted creating beautiful art, simply for its own intrinsic value, throughout Britain.

East Village Art

In 1981 Patti Aster opened the first art gallery in East Village. She helped launch the careers of several various artists and musicians. It all started out as a small gallery, but began to gain popularity and pop up more frequently, and eventually making East Village the starting point for other art movements such as Neo-Expressionism and Street Art. The Gallery closed in 1985 due to loss of interest.

Net Art

Net Art is made on the internet, for the internet. Artists who create it use computers for imagery, exhibit art online, or build programs creating unique artworks. Since the 1990s, the movement has been viewed as subversive because it transcends geographic limits defying conformity.

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