Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is wax?

What is wax?

Wax is a solid material derived from plant, animal and petroleum sources. Wax can help paints to resist wear. It is used to make sculptures, wax crayons, colored pencils, and for encaustic painting; where colored beeswax shaped with special tools makes raised surfaces.

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Modern Realism

Modern realism describes artwork which depicts things as they exist in reality. Because the art style followed after abstract art was developed, the art is generally painted or drawn using modern approaches while continuing to paint realistic subjects from everyday life.

Comic Strip art

Comic strip art uses the subject matter and commercial printing techniques common to comic strips. A group of 1960s artists created art paintings which incorporated Ben-Day dots used in comics and advertising to create highly graphic designs in bright colors using traditional art media.

Surrealism

Surrealism began in the 1920s with artists and writers whose works aimed to reveal the unconscious to unleash subconscious imagination, and explore unusual imagery. Bringing the unconscious into rational life was one key thematic goal of this group influenced by Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis theories.

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