Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Charcoal?

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.

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David Nash

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David Nash

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Charcoal

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David Nash

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Charcoal

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David Nash

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Donald Sultan

Black Egg, 1988

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Charcoal

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Neo-Geo

Known by Neo-Geo for short, this movement uses geometric objects and shapes to create abstract artwork as a metaphor for society. It is inspired by several different styles of 20th century art forms such as minimalism and pop-art. Starting in the 1980's, Neo-geo was in response to the industrialization and commercialization of the modern world.

Manifesto Invencionista

Manifesto Invencionista was a 1946 published manifesto which announced the Argentinian beginning of the concrete art movement in Buenos Aires. Artist Tomás Maldonado wrote the Inventionist Manifesto; published by the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención. Concrete art is abstract, with no basis on visual reality.

Orphism

Orphism was an abstract style of painting influenced by cubism developed by Sonia and Robert Delaunay. French poet Guillaume Apollinaire created the term around 1912, which distinguishes the work of the Delaunay’s from cubism. Greek musician Orpheus inspired the term.

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