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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Otto Piene

Rastersonne, 2009

Ceramics

Clay

EUR 9,800

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Actionism

Short-violent art movement in the 20th century. Can be regarded as a major part of the many independent struggles and efforts to build the "action art" in the 1960s. Well known participants of this movement were Arnulf Rainer and Hermann Nitsch.

Op Art

A visual art style that makes use of optical illusions. The works of opt art are abstract and many of the known pieces are the black & white. They typically give a movement, vibrating patterns, flashing and hidden images impression to the viewer. Op art antecedents can be traced back with respect to color effects and graphics to Futurism, Constructivism, Dada and Neo impressionism.

Zero Movement

Group of artists founded by Otto Piene and Heinz Mack ready and willing to develop and become a large International/ cross-border art movement. The word Zero came from a magazine that was founded by Heinz Mack in 1957. It lasted for a few years before its publication ceased in the year 1967.

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