Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is conté?

What is conté?

Conté is a vivid colored, waxy crayon. Nicolas-Jacques Conte’ invented them in 1795. Artists use sanding pads to sharpen their tips for drawing details, drag them flat on their sides for shading in large areas, and them to blend colors while drawing and sketching.

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De Stijl

De Stijl, meaning Style, was a group of Dutch artists who created abstract art which adhered to vertical and horizontal geometry. The group was founded by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg. Mondrian left De Stijl when Van Doesburg began using diagonal geometry.

Computer Art

Computer art is the term used for any type of digital imagery or graphic artwork which made using a computer. Art curators offer call art made with computers either digital or new media art. Artists creating computer art have used technological advances in complex compositions.

Art Brut

A French term that means Raw Art. It was invented by Jean Dubuffet in an attempt to describe and explain naive and graffiti art made outside the normal fine art's academic tradition. He termed it as Outsider Art, made by loners, prisoners, the mentally ill and other groups of people considered marginalized. It is made without thought to presentation or imitation.

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