Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is the aesthetic movement?

What is the 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.

Linocut

Variant woodcut printmaking technique where linoleum sheet is used to act as the relief surface. The surface is then cut into a V-shaped gouge or chisel design so the raised areas represent a mirror image(reversal) to show printed parts. A roller is used to link the sheet which is then impressed to fabric or paper. A press or hand can be used to do the actual printing.

Acrylic sculpture

Acrylic sculpture is the name for a process and object. The artist makes a sculpture from clay, plaster or epoxy, uses it to make a flexible mold, pours melted acrylic into the mold, and when cured, hand finishes the acrylic piece with sanding and polishing.`

Oil on board

Oil on board is the technique of using either wood boards which have been sanded and painted with primer, or high density cardboard covered with canvas. Either offers the advantage of using less space for storage than traditional stretched canvas on frames.

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