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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Mono-Ha

Meaning "School of things" Mono-ha originated in Tokyo in the mid-1960s. Instead of traditional artwork, the artists of Mono-ha made use of the different materials and their various properties in their works to show dismay for the industrialization that was occurring in Japan at the time. The movement ended up gaining international attention and is a widely-respected form of art.

Lyrical Abstraction

Descriptive term that characterizes abstract painting type that has a close relationship with Abstract Expressionism and has been in use from 1940s to date. Lyrical abstraction may also be used to describe two distinct but related trends in the aftermath of second world war modernist artwork(painting in specific). This art movement was born in Paris, France after war.  

Pop art

Refers to an art movement that began in Britain in 1955 and late 1950s in the U.S. It challenged fine arts tradition by including popular culture imagery such as news and advertising. Pop art sometimes isolates and removes a material from its context and combines it with another unrelated material. This concept refers much to the attitudes that resulted in it and not on the art itself. Pop art employs comic books, advertising and other mass culture aspects. It is interpreted to have come as a reaction to abstract expressionism dominant ideas.

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