Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is an Artist Proof?

What is an Artist Proof?

At least, in theory, artist proof is a print impression taken to see the current state of printing in the printing process as the artist works on the plate. A proof is capable of clearly showing an incomplete image often referred to as a trial impression or the working proof. However, an artist proof in the modern practice describes an impression of finished work identical to the numbered copies. 

Orphism

Orphism was an abstract style of painting influenced by cubism developed by Sonia and Robert Delaunay. French poet Guillaume Apollinaire created the term around 1912, which distinguishes the work of the Delaunay’s from cubism. Greek musician Orpheus inspired the term.

Acrylic on paper

Acrylic on paper is a technique which uses acrylic paints on a wide variety of paper weights and textures. Artists may choose to use watercolor paper with smooth or rough surfaces. Using the acrylic paints with watercolor methods, such as bleeding, washing and spattering.

Aquagravure

Aquagravure is a technique combining several processes; including compressing wet paper pulp in a carved wood mold until the water runs off, painting the compressed paper, adding ink to the mold to print onto the painted paper, and allowing the entire work to dry.

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