Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a print?

What is a print?

An image or text reproduced using a template or master form. Prints are normally created by moving ink through a screen or from a prepared matrix to another material or a sheet of paper. Common matrices used include copper/zinc metal plates or etching/engraving polymer plates; aluminum, stone, or polymer; wood engravings or woodcut blocks; and linoleum to be used for linocuts. A print can also be used to mean an impression.

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Body Art

It is made on/with human body. Body piercings and tattoos are the common body arts. However, there are other types that include branding, scarification, scalping, body painting, full tattoo on the body, shaping and sub-dermal implants. Body art also refers to a sub category of performance arts.

Environmental art

This is a collective term used to refer to a wide range of arts and practices that include the historical and ecological approaches to artistic works. The term often encompasses the ecological concerns though it is neither certain nor specific on this. It acknowledges and appreciates the early history environmental art movement as well as the art with a lot of activist concerns not forgetting the art that celebrates the connection between nature and the artist by use of natural materials.

Live Art

Live art is a form of performance event, begun in the 1960s, which is generally exploratory and innovative. The art is presented by a single artist or artist group before a live audience. Humans, animals and living plants may be included in the event.

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