Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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Who is a curator?

Who is a curator?

Curator is the name given to the person who manages a collection of art pieces or artifacts. This professional is employed by a gallery or museum based on their knowledge of art and their ability to acquire, develop, display and care for a collection.

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Political pop

Political pop was an art movement which merged the pop art of Western countries with the socialist realism of China during the 1980s. China was experiencing rapid social and political changes, and artists sought to create art which questioned these cultural changes.

Crayon

Crayon is the French word for pencil. It is a pointed stick of colored wax, chalk, charcoal or clay used for coloring and drawing. Crayons are made from paraffin wax derived from petroleum, coal or wood. Pastel and oil pastels are also types of crayons.

Porcelain

Porcelain is a hard material made of clay which is primarily composed of the mineral kaolinite. It is used to make art objects and a wide range of everyday household wares such as dishes and bowls. Porcelain items are popular for painting with special glazes.

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