Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Brutalism?

What is Brutalism?

Brutalism is the term used to describe the 1950s and 60s architectural style which used raw concrete construction to build block like forms as the basis for buildings. The style was often used in public housing and public buildings, featuring massive geometric concrete facades.

Woodblock printing

Woodblock printing is a technique which uses a carved wooden surface to make an image on materials such as paper and cloth. Ink or paint is spread thinly over the carved surface. The wood surface is pressed against the material, which transfers the image.

Pen and ink

Pen and ink is a traditional drawing technique using a dip style pen with India ink on paper. The fine tip on the old-fashioned pen is excellent for drawing varied lines and shading details. Some artists use a fountain pen with ink reservoir.

Graphite

Graphite is a form of carbon usually used to create the core of a pencil. It can be compressed to different levels of hardness. It’s power form is applied using a brush. Graphite erases easily. It was discovered in England’s Lake District in the 1500s.

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