Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a triptych?

What is a triptych?

Artwork that's divided into three sections or panels hinged together that can be displayed open or folded shut. It is therefore, a polyptych, a term that refers to multiple artworks. Triptych's middle panel is the largest flanked by two panels that are relatively smaller although at times, some have equal panels.

Artwork by Francis Bacon
Lyrical Abstraction

Descriptive term that characterizes abstract painting type that has a close relationship with Abstract Expressionism and has been in use from 1940s to date. Lyrical abstraction may also be used to describe two distinct but related trends in the aftermath of second world war modernist artwork(painting in specific). This art movement was born in Paris, France after war.  

Digital Art

An artistic practice or work that makes use of digital technology as a fundamental part of the creation and presentation process. Several different names have been used since 1970s to describe this process including multimedia and computer art. The digital art in itself is included in the large art umbrella called "the new media art" that has brought changes to the art industry. In fact, technology has completely transformed painting, drawing, sound/music and sculpture art into new digital forms.

Wood

Wood is one of the most ancient and versatile materials used to create artwork. It has been used as the base for paintings, to make brush handles, pens and pencils, as easels to support canvas, for wood engraving, woodcut and woodblock printing, and sculpting.

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