What is Charcoal?
Charcoal is sticks of charred wood used to make initial studies and finished drawings. It is easily smudged and erased. It requires resin or gum to make it stick to surfaces permanently, and is ideal for sketching first ideas on walls or canvas.Image © Burhan Bunardi/Shutterstock
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Contemporary art describes avant-garde or innovative art created in the recent past or the present day. The date describing the beginning of contemporary art varies by the institutions which exhibit the style. The museums often date the era based on their founding year.
Bauhaus was a school of art, design and architecture established in Weimar, Germany. Architect Wlater Gropius established it in 1919. Bauhaus used a method for teaching within a community of artists working together and incorporating art in the fundamentals of daily life.
Auto-destructive art is an invented term used to describe artworks which were destroyed during the process of their creation. Gustaz Metzger clarified his key principles: The work must return to nothingness within 20 years-time, it must be self-completing and include public participation.