Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is a/the composition?

What is a/the composition?

Composition is the term used to describe the way elements are arranged within an artwork. The artist aims to create a pleasing relationship among the elements in the artwork. There are classical, geometric traditions for composition and contemporary movements which used new adjustments.

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Postminimalism

Postminimalism describes the range of art styles in the 1960s which followed Minimalism. Forms of art common the term include conceptual, body, performance, process and site-specific themes. While Minimalism generally embraced impersonality, postminimalists sought to retain Minimalism or embrace expressiveness; investigating new materials and techniques.

Abstract expressionism

Commonly known as the 2nd world war art movement that developed in the New York and gained popularity in American painting from as early as 1940s. Since then, it has evolved to become a unique art movement and has enjoyed being a favorite to some well known artists.

Feminist art

Refers to the art that branched from the feminist art-movement between the years 1960-1970. It grew with the intention of criticizing the 20th century gender ideals including the canon of art history by creation of dialogue between artwork and the viewer through feminist lens.

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