Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Tempera?

What is Tempera?

Tempera is a paint traditionally made with colored pigments and egg yolks. The paint dries quickly and lasts a very long time. Some examples still remain from 100 AD. Modern tempera paint uses glue size with the colored pigments instead of egg yolks.

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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.

Appropriation

The use of images or pre-existing objects with application of little or completely no transformation to them. It has played a very significant role in the history of visual, musical, performing and literary arts. In visual arts for instance, to appropriate means properly adopting, sampling, recycling or borrowing aspects(even entire form) of artificial visual culture.

Réalités Nouvelles

Réalités Nouvelles means new realities. It is the focus of an exhibiting society founded by Sonia Delaunay, in 1939, in Paris. The Salon des Réalités nouvelles promoted the concept that abstract art does not imitate existing reality, and therefore is a new reality.

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