Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a diptych?

What is a diptych?

Diptych is the term used to describe an artwork which consists of two panels. These may be painted, carved, or created using a number of mixed media techniques. Some are attached using hinges, allowing for closing and protection, while others are displayed side by side.

Aesthetic movement

The Aesthetic movement occurred during the late nineteenth century. It emphasized the beauty of art, and the sensual qualities of visual art more than practical or moral features. The movement promoted creating beautiful art, simply for its own intrinsic value, throughout Britain.

Metal

Metal is traditionally used in art primarily to make sculptures, jewelry, masks, adornments, tools and weapons. All of these items may feature decorative elements. Types of metal include bronze, brass, cast iron, Gray Iron, copper, gold, tin, wrought iron, and silver.

Ceramics

Ceramics is an art form using clay to create objects. The clay is shaped, molded and formed by hand, using specialized tools, and baked, or fired, in a high temperature oven, or kiln. Decorative color, special glazes, are painted on, and fired again to finish.

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