Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a conversation piece?

What is a conversation piece?

An object whose unusual quality makes it a topic of conversation.

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.

Live Art

Live art is a form of performance event, begun in the 1960s, which is generally exploratory and innovative. The art is presented by a single artist or artist group before a live audience. Humans, animals and living plants may be included in the event.

Contemporary art from India

Contemporary art from India dates from 1985 to the present. In India, this period is called the post-liberalization era, and includes artists who feel the freedom to work independent of traditional Hindu or social traditions for artworks, and use distinctly Indian materials and objects.

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