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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Oil on canvas

A type of paint that dries slowly and consists of pigment particles suspended in oil for drying, mostly linseed oil. By adding a solvent like turpentine, the paint's viscosity may be modified and vanish can also be added to increase glossiness of the paint film that's dried. Use of oil began long time ago in Europe from as early as the 12th century where it was commonly used for decoration. It was however, not adopted to be used as a medium up until the 15th century.

Acrylic sculpture

Acrylic sculpture is the name for a process and object. The artist makes a sculpture from clay, plaster or epoxy, uses it to make a flexible mold, pours melted acrylic into the mold, and when cured, hand finishes the acrylic piece with sanding and polishing.`

Concrete art

Art movement that strongly emphasizes on abstraction. The term concrete was coined by the artist Theo Van Doesburg as he founded a group in the 1930s called "Art Concret" together with four other artists namely Heinz Mack, Yaacov Agam, Pol Bury and Jesus Soto Rafael. Concrete art can include both sculpture and painting..

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