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.

Female and Male by Louise Bourgeois
Brutalism

Brutalism is the term used to describe the 1950s and 60s architectural style which used raw concrete construction to build block like forms as the basis for buildings. The style was often used in public housing and public buildings, featuring massive geometric concrete facades.

Figuration Libre

This is an art movement equivalent to the French Bad Painting and the Neo-expressionism in Europe and America. This art term was coined by Ben Vautier and Fluxus. Robert Combas, Francois Boisrond, Herve Di Rosa and Remi Blanchard formed the Figuration Libre group back in 1981. This art term can be interpreted as "free style" art.

Hard Edge art

Hard Edge art is a style of abstract painting which became popular in the 1960s. It included areas of color differentiated by the use of crisp, sharp edges which are precisely painted with geometric precision. Jules Langster described the art as hard-edge painting.

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