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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Minimalism

A style in music and visual arts that uses designs that are pared-down. It began in Western art after world war II strongly in the American Visual arts. Minimalism greatly derives modernism aspects and is often seen as an anti-Abstract Expressionism and to some extend, a connection to the practices of post minimal art. Some of the prominent artists are Agnes Martin, Donald Judd, Robert Morris,Frank Stella and Dan Flavin.

Zero Movement

Group of artists founded by Otto Piene and Heinz Mack ready and willing to develop and become a large International/ cross-border art movement. The word Zero came from a magazine that was founded by Heinz Mack in 1957. It lasted for a few years before its publication ceased in the year 1967.

Automatism

Automatism refers to the process of accessing material from the unconscious or subconscious within the creative process. It is Sigmund Freud’s method used during psychoanalysis called free association. Artists valued the process for its ability to stimulate creative thought and activity.

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