Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What are found objects?

What are found objects?

Found objects, objet trouvé in French, are items which an artist finds and incorporates within a work of art. Collectors have been displaying aesthetic objects in collections for centuries. But modern art uses objects with non-art functions, such as recycled or repurposed materials.

Artwork by Marcel Duchamp
Colour Field Painting

Colour field painting is an abstract style which features large areas of a single color. The first use of the term described the work of three abstract expressionist American painters, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still in the 1950s.

Grupo Ruptura

Grupo Ruptura was an organization formed in Brazil by artists who wished to break away from the old forms of naturalist painting in favor of geometric abstract art. The seven published their Ruptura Manifesto, early in the 1950s, advocating “new art for a new country”.

Xiamen Dada

Xiamen Dada was a Chinese artist group from Xiamen city, on China’s southeast coast. The group, coming to prominence in the 1980s, explored the relationship between Chan Buddhism and European dada, embracing the absurd while using chance to determine the artworks made.

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