Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Clay?

What is Clay?

Clay is earth which is made when rocks weather and finally decompose. It takes a long time for water to carry pieces of earth, creating muck. The muck is collected, cleaned, prepared by removing rocks, and refined by adding sand to make clay.

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Pablo Picasso

Bird with tuft, 1952

Sculpture / Object

Clay

USD 3,500 - 5,500

Pablo Picasso

Bird under the sun, 1952

Sculpture / Object

Clay

USD 4,250

Pablo Picasso

Bird with worm, 1952

Sculpture / Object

Clay

USD 3,000 - 5,000

Sandro Chia

Senza titolo, 2005

Sculpture / Object

Clay

EUR 28,850

Pablo Picasso

Picador, 1953

Sculpture / Object

Clay

Currently Not Available

Otto Piene

Rastersonne, 2009

Ceramics

Clay

Currently Not Available

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Naive art

Naïve art describes a style of artwork which is unsophisticated and simple. It usually describes the artwork of artists who have not trained in a formal academy or art school. The style is unsophisticated, simple, lacking advanced art techniques; appearing that a child made it.

Lettrism

Lettrism is an art form which uses letters, words and symbols to create an artwork. The art form was popularized in the 1950s in America, but was established in 1940s Paris. Lettrisme is the French spelling of the movement, and the French word for letter.

Tapestry

Tapestry is a woven form of textile. It is generally heavy, and the completed work has a decorative pattern, design or realistic depiction of a portrait or real life activities. Tapestries were hung on castle walls and behind thrones as symbols of royal authority.

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