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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Yoshitomo Nara

Damm It All, 2012

Limited Edition Print

Woodblock printing

GBP 32,900

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Hard Edge art

Hard Edge art is a style of abstract painting which became popular in the 1960s. It included areas of color differentiated by the use of crisp, sharp edges which are precisely painted with geometric precision. Jules Langster described the art as hard-edge painting.

Massurrealism

Portmanteau word that was coined by James Seehafer, an American artist in 1992. He observed a trend among postmodern artists who mixed themes and aesthetic styles together with mass media that include pop art. This art is a development of surrealism that puts emphasis on technological effect on the image of contemporary surrealism. The difference between massurrealism and surrealism is the foundation of the later in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. 

Generative Art

It refers to art wholly or partly created through a special autonomous system. In this context, the autonomous system can be an independent or a non human one, capable of determining its features that would otherwise be determined by the artist. The generative system can take the creator's role or his artistic creator. Generative art is often used to refer to the algorithmically computer generated work.

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