Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a Print Proof?

What is a Print Proof?

Print Proof is the term used to describe any impressions made on a printing plate or block to check the image quality. This is done before the work on the final image is completed. Each proof is a form of quality check.

Tachisme

French abstract painting style that gained popularity between 1940-1950. It is often interpreted as a European equivalent of abstract expressionism. There are however, stylistic differences between the two art types. Tachisme was initially part of Art Informel which in favor of more intuitive expression, left geometric abstraction. Tachisme came as a reaction to artworks of Cubism. However, it is closely related to Informalism.

Found objects

Found objects, objet trouvé in French, are items which an artist finds and incorporates within a work of art. Collectors have been displaying aesthetic objects in collections for centuries. But modern art uses objects with non-art functions, such as recycled or repurposed materials.

Contemporary art from India

Contemporary art from India dates from 1985 to the present. In India, this period is called the post-liberalization era, and includes artists who feel the freedom to work independent of traditional Hindu or social traditions for artworks, and use distinctly Indian materials and objects.

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