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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Generative Art

It refers to art wholly or partly created through a special autonomous system. In this context, the autonomous system can be an independent or a non human one, capable of determining its features that would otherwise be determined by the artist. The generative system can take the creator's role or his artistic creator. Generative art is often used to refer to the algorithmically computer generated work.

Avant-garde

Unusual and experimental ideas in arts or on the side of people introducing the ideas. The ideas push the boundaries or limits of what is accepted as the status quo or norm in the realm of culture. The movement is liked by artists and many of them continue doing it tracing Dada's history through situationists all the way to the post modern artists.

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.

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