Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a monochrome?

What is a monochrome?

Describes paintings, photographs, designs or drawings of one color or values that have one color. Monochromatic objects have shades with limited hues or colors. However, for an image, the term monochrome is often used to refer to black and white. or gray scale though it may be used to mean other combinations that contain tones of one color.

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Art Nucleare

Arte nucleare was the name of a Milan artist group founded in 1951. The group sought to make art which responded to the dangers and technology of the nuclear age. Their works proposed using automatic techniques, and included devastated landscapes and renderings of bomb clouds.

New British Sculpture

Name that refers to the work produced by a group of sculptors, installation artists and artists who exhibited together in London in the 1980s. These artists included Richard Deacon, Richard Wentworth and Tonny Cragg. Tim woods has greatly helped identify this movement by the 4 major themes, Kitsch and Pop Synthesis, Bricolage of UK urban waste, Assignment of meanings to objects and a play of wit, humor and play.

Bay Area Figurative Art

The Bay Area Figurative Movement, which also goes by the names Bay Area Figurative School, Bay Area Figurative Art, or Bay Area Figuration, came to existence in San-Francisco Bay Area. This was in the mid-20th century, when a group of artists from the area stopped working on the then popular Abstract Expressionism for a preference to figuration in painting. The movement lasted a total of two decades during the 1950's and 1960's.

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