Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

Explore

What is a mosaic?

What is a mosaic?

Mosaic is the process of creating images using many different pieces of colored tile or glass. It can take hundreds placed closely together to build an entire work. The pieces are organized like puzzles, with each piece being part of the whole picture.

Image © Nadezhda Kulikova/Shutterstock
Orphism

Orphism was an abstract style of painting influenced by cubism developed by Sonia and Robert Delaunay. French poet Guillaume Apollinaire created the term around 1912, which distinguishes the work of the Delaunay’s from cubism. Greek musician Orpheus inspired the term.

New Leipzig School

A movement in modern German painting, it's the third generation and relates to how Germany today post-reunification looks like. The movement for the new Leipzig school is linked to people like Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Unlike the first generation of Leipzig paintings, the third generation do not have clear characteristics and messages. Instead, the paintings are a combination of figurative and abstract elements, making creativity come to the forefront.

Op Art

A visual art style that makes use of optical illusions. The works of opt art are abstract and many of the known pieces are the black & white. They typically give a movement, vibrating patterns, flashing and hidden images impression to the viewer. Op art antecedents can be traced back with respect to color effects and graphics to Futurism, Constructivism, Dada and Neo impressionism.

Can't find your Answer?