Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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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.

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Funk Art

In the 1960s, Fun Art was a reactive movement against abstract exressionism. It was widely known as an anti-establishment movement, the name comes from the jazz term "funky". This had positive and negative notations as the term in the jazz world, described passion, quirkyness, and sensuality, while it could also be associated with a foul odor. Funk was popular in California Bay Area, and while the artists of the Funk Art era had similar attitudes and artwork, they did not consider themselves as a part of a group movement.

Hyper-realism

Sculpture and Painting genre that resemble the high solution photographs. It is an advancement from photorealism. It is often applied to independent art style or movement common in Europe and the United States that was developed in early 2000.

Queer aesthetics

Queer aesthetics is the term used for art which has homosexual or lesbian images related to the 1980s politics of identity and gender issues; following the AIDS crisis and feminist movement. Notable works include photography of people of ambiguous gender by artist Nan Goldin.

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