Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a triennial?

What is a triennial?

Triennial is the term used to describe an art exhibition which takes place on a large scale every three years. These exhibitions often showcase the latest artistic works, developments, news and artists in international scale, incorporating major institutions from around the world.

Hard Edge art

Hard Edge art is a style of abstract painting which became popular in the 1960s. It included areas of color differentiated by the use of crisp, sharp edges which are precisely painted with geometric precision. Jules Langster described the art as hard-edge painting.

Chalk

Chalk is calcium carbonate, a mineral substance. In art, chalk is most often described in reference to drawing with chalk sticks. These are a mix of chalk, pigment in various colors and gum Arabic, pressed into a stick with four flat sides.

Grupo Ruptura

Grupo Ruptura was an organization formed in Brazil by artists who wished to break away from the old forms of naturalist painting in favor of geometric abstract art. The seven published their Ruptura Manifesto, early in the 1950s, advocating “new art for a new country”.

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