Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What does recto/verso mean?

What does recto/verso mean?

Recto / Verso are terms used in two ways. They can mean the right and left hand pages of an open book, or they can mean the front and back of a paper. Right and front are recto, while left and back are verso.

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Acrylic paint

Fast drying paint that contains pigment suspension in polymer emulsion of acrylic. Acrylic paints are soluble in water but resistant when dry. They have unique characteristics not easily attained by other media. Paintings made from it have some degree of similarity with oil and watercolor paintings.

Activist art

Activist art is art created to address social and political issues. It is a kind of performance art because it is presented in public, working closely with the community which will create it. One example could be creating and posting social protest fliers in exhibition.

Kinetic art

International movement referring to both apparent and real motion of art created in the 1920s and 1960s. It is explained as art emerging from any medium containing some movement that depends on motion for effect or can be perceived by the viewer. Canvas paintings are some of the notable and earliest examples of this art type. Speaking pertinently, kinetic art today refers to 3 dimensional figures and sculptures such as those operated by machines or those that move naturally. It encompasses a variety of styles and techniques that overlap.

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