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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Neo-Dada

Minor visual and audio art movement whose intent is similar to that of Dada artwork. While this art is a revival of some of Dada's objectives, Neo Dada emphasizes the importance of produced artwork rather than the concept used to generate the work. It is regarded as the foundation of Pop art, Nouveau realisme and Fluxus. It is known for its use of absurdist contrast, popular imagery and modern materials.

Art Intervention

Art Intervention is art which is intended to interact with an existing situation, structure, artwork, audience, or institution. Interventions became popular in the 1960s, as artists sought to effect change in political and social contexts. Artist-in-residence programs were inspired by this art movement.

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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