Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is bricolage?

What is bricolage?

Bricolage is the creation or construction of a piece of art using materials which happen to be available to the artist. The word is French, and approximately means to do something yourself. It is an approach popularized when materials were in short supply.

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Marker

Marker is the term used for a wide array of drawing tools made with colorful inks which dry quickly. They vary in size and colorant, which may be ink, dye or paint. They are available with tip variations and make smooth marks with distinct edges.

Gouache

A watercolor paint that's opaque unlike the usual transparent watercolors. It gives an artist the freedom to paint layers from the light to the dark ones. Gouache is often used for the solid colors when painting. It is a type of paint in the wide category of the water-media that consists of a pigment, binding agent and an inert material designed specifically for use in a method that is opaque.

Calligraphy

A visual art closely related to writing. It is the production of decorative lettering or handwriting using a brush or a pen. Contemporary calligraphy refers to giving of forms to signs in an harmonious, expressive and a skillful manner. It ranges from functional designs and inscriptions to pieces of fine arts where letters may be readable or not.

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