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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Intervention Art

Art that interacts with a previously existing audience, artwork, situation and venue/space. It has conceptual art's auspice and commonly takes the form of a performance art. It is associated with Dada Movement, Neo-Dadaists and Viennese Actionists. Stuckists have made much use of intervention art to effect other artwork's perceptions they are opposed to and or protest against the existing intervention.

Capitalist Realism

Capitalist realism is a German form of political pop art which sought to challenge the influence American pop art had developed in the Western world. The Cold War era Berlin movement began in 1963, and represented the ideologies of both pop art and socialist realism.

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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