Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

Explore

What is a mobile?

What is a mobile?

Mobile is the term used to describe a kinetic sculpture. A mobile is basically an ensemble of parts which are balanced together to hang freely, move independently, or as a whole, when moved by air or contact, constructed of wire and colorful metal shapes.

Spatialism

Art movement that originated from Italy in the year 1947 when Lucio Fontana founded it with an intention to synthesize sound, color, movement and space into an entirely new type of art. The main ideas of the movement came from his manifesto that was published in 1496 where he spoke of "spatial art" to keep the spirit of the post war age. The ideas were further boosted by the five manifestos that followed the first one. Though his ideas were vague, his outlook was strongly influential probably because he was the first artist from Europe to promote art as a performance and gesture.

Entropy

Entropy is the inevitable deterioration of a society or system. In art, it was popularized by artist Robert Smithson, whose use of it in New York in the 1960s was in reference to artwork he considered was static and simplified. He targeted contemporary minimalist artists.

Activist art

Activist art is art created to address social and political issues. It is a kind of performance art because it is presented in public, working closely with the community which will create it. One example could be creating and posting social protest fliers in exhibition.

Can't find your Answer?