Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is stone in art?

What is stone in art?

Stone is a hard material found in the ground which is used for artistic purposes such as carving statues, creating jewelry, and assembling mosaics. Rock hunters and artists often collect interesting stones and rocks to cut, polish and use in their art work.

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David Shrigley

Really Good (Fourth Plinth), 2016

Sculpture / Object

Stone

GBP 750

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Dau Al Set

This movement was an attempt to show the conscious, as well as the unconscious mind through art. Initially it started off as an offshoot of Surrealism, but grew over time to be much more distinct. Dau Al Set was the first artistic movement in Catalonia post-World War II. The name Dau Al Set translates to "the seventh face of the dice" in Catalan, which is meant to describe the movements character.

Gutai

Gutai were the group of Japanese radical artists who formed the Gutai Art Association in 1954. The word gutai is translated to mean embodiment. They created art on the spot for audiences, including their own physical movements; throwing paint, piercing paper and rolling in mud.

Concrete art

Art movement that strongly emphasizes on abstraction. The term concrete was coined by the artist Theo Van Doesburg as he founded a group in the 1930s called "Art Concret" together with four other artists namely Heinz Mack, Yaacov Agam, Pol Bury and Jesus Soto Rafael. Concrete art can include both sculpture and painting..

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