Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is the New Leipzig School?

What is the New Leipzig School?

A movement in modern German painting, it's the third generation and relates to how Germany today post-reunification looks like. The movement for the new Leipzig school is linked to people like Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Unlike the first generation of Leipzig paintings, the third generation do not have clear characteristics and messages. Instead, the paintings are a combination of figurative and abstract elements, making creativity come to the forefront.

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Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas is a technique that uses acrylic paint applied to a canvas surface using tools such as brushes and palette knives to spread the paint. Acrylic paint is a man-made liquid plastic which thins with water and air dries quickly.

Intaglio

Intaglio is a printing technique where a design is created by incising beneath the surface of stone or metal plates. Only the depressions are inked and the plate surface is wiped clean. An etching press transfers the ink to the paper.

Photogravure

Photogravure is a process for printing photographs onto paper by etching the photograph on a copper plate. The plate was inked and pressed to the paper. The process created fine art photographs which have a distinctive beautiful appearance. Photogravure was replaced by the daguerreotype process.

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