Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is an installation?

What is an installation?

Three dimensional artistic genre and site-specific works often designed to change the perception of space. It generally applies to interior spaces. The art can be temporary or permanent and are mostly constructed is spaces like museums and galleries, as well as private and public spaces.

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Modern Realism

Modern realism describes artwork which depicts things as they exist in reality. Because the art style followed after abstract art was developed, the art is generally painted or drawn using modern approaches while continuing to paint realistic subjects from everyday life.

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.

Dada

Also called Dadaism, Dada was a literary and artistic movement that started in 1916 in the area of Zurich, Switzerland. It began as a rejection of rationalism and nationalism which were seen as practices that brought world war I. It also had some political affinities in addition to being an anti world-war I art. Dada activities were demonstrations, gatherings, and the publication of literary/art journals that covered culture and political topics.

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