Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is an original artwork?

What is an original artwork?

Original artwork is art which comes directly from the personal inspiration and creativity of an artist. It cannot be directly copied from another artist’s work, though it may be inspired by it. The subject matter can be the same, but it cannot be exactly copied. It may also refer to a unique piece (opposed to a multiple/edition)

Décollage

Décollage is the technique of removing, cutting, or tearing away sections of an original image. The French word means to take off, become unstuck or become unglued. Artists who use this technique may use art to symbolically replace values or tear thinking from media influence.

Mono-Ha

Meaning "School of things" Mono-ha originated in Tokyo in the mid-1960s. Instead of traditional artwork, the artists of Mono-ha made use of the different materials and their various properties in their works to show dismay for the industrialization that was occurring in Japan at the time. The movement ended up gaining international attention and is a widely-respected form of art.

Neo-Dada

Minor visual and audio art movement whose intent is similar to that of Dada artwork. While this art is a revival of some of Dada's objectives, Neo Dada emphasizes the importance of produced artwork rather than the concept used to generate the work. It is regarded as the foundation of Pop art, Nouveau realisme and Fluxus. It is known for its use of absurdist contrast, popular imagery and modern materials.

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