Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is woodblock printing?

What is woodblock printing?

Woodblock printing is a technique which uses a carved wooden surface to make an image on materials such as paper and cloth. Ink or paint is spread thinly over the carved surface. The wood surface is pressed against the material, which transfers the image.

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Anti-art

Anti-art describes artwork which challenges accepted art definitions. The term is said to have been created by artist Marcel Duchamp who worked with the art media called readymades; everyday items presented as art to defy traditional expectations that art should be high art.

Photography

Photography is the process of creating an image on light sensitive materials. The image is produced by using a camera, which has a lens that focuses on light either reflected or emitted from an object. These visible wavelengths are used to reproduce the image seen.

Fluxus

Art term taken from Latin word that means "flow-flux" . It is an international movement of designers, composers and artists popular for blending the different artistic disciplines and media during the 1960s. They have remained active in visual art, performance, design, architecture, urban planning and other artworks. Fluxus as an art term is sometimes known as inter-media. The movement continues to play a pivotal role in the definitions that art can take and be.

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