Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a Biennial?

What is a Biennial?

Biennial is the term used to describe an art exhibit displayed every two years. The participants are international, within a large scale event. The first was the 1895 Venice Biennale, held in a public park in the Giardini. The event now houses thirty permanent pavilions.

Matter painting

Matter painting is a technique which blends thick impasto pains with cement, mud, sand or shells. The term first emerged in the 1950s, describing the works of Belgian and Dutch painters who focused on painting materials and the different ways paint could be used.

Acrylic on paper

Acrylic on paper is a technique which uses acrylic paints on a wide variety of paper weights and textures. Artists may choose to use watercolor paper with smooth or rough surfaces. Using the acrylic paints with watercolor methods, such as bleeding, washing and spattering.

Sand

Sand is loose grains of material primarily made of quartz, mica, feldspar and other minerals and rocks. Sand paintings are made by pouring colored sands into designs; often for cultural rituals and special celebrations. The designs take many days to complete, and finally brushed away.

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