Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is porcelain?

What is porcelain?

Porcelain is a hard material made of clay which is primarily composed of the mineral kaolinite. It is used to make art objects and a wide range of everyday household wares such as dishes and bowls. Porcelain items are popular for painting with special glazes.

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Jeff Koons

Balloon Monkey (Orange), 2019

Sculpture / Object

Porcelain

EUR 13,100

Jeff Koons

Split-Rocker (Vase), 2012

Sculpture / Object

Porcelain

EUR 4,850

William Sweetlove

Cloned Marmot with Gold , 2018

Sculpture / Object

Porcelain

EUR 600

Jeff Koons

Balloon Dog (Magenta), 2015

Sculpture / Object

Porcelain

USD 9,500

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Feminist art

Refers to the art that branched from the feminist art-movement between the years 1960-1970. It grew with the intention of criticizing the 20th century gender ideals including the canon of art history by creation of dialogue between artwork and the viewer through feminist lens.

Lettrism

Lettrism is an art form which uses letters, words and symbols to create an artwork. The art form was popularized in the 1950s in America, but was established in 1940s Paris. Lettrisme is the French spelling of the movement, and the French word for letter.

Readymade

Readymade is the term Marcel Duchamp used to describe his artworks made from objects which were manufactured. The French artist first used the term, and artists who work similarly now use it. Duchamp chose functional objects which he felt had visual indifference.

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