Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Calligraphy?

What is 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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Futurism

Futurism was an early twentieth century art movement seeking to capture the energy of the modern world. Italian Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published his Manifesto of Futurism on February 20, 1909, launching the modernist movement. It denounced the past, and embraced technology and industry.

Young British Artists (YBAs)

Also known as Britart and Brit artists. All these terms refer to a group of artists who started exhibiting together in the year 1988 in London. Majority of the artists graduated at Goldsmiths from BA fine arts course in the late 1980s. They are famous for wild living, use of waste/ throwaway materials and both entrepreneurial and oppositional attitude. In addition, they dominated British art and achieved wide media coverage. Most of these artists were collected and supported initially by Charles Saatchi.

Fluxus

Art term taken from Latin word that means "flow-flux" . It is an international movement of designers, composers and artists popular for blending the different artistic disciplines and media during the 1960s. They have remained active in visual art, performance, design, architecture, urban planning and other artworks. Fluxus as an art term is sometimes known as inter-media. The movement continues to play a pivotal role in the definitions that art can take and be.

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