What is Crayon?
Crayon is the French word for pencil. It is a pointed stick of colored wax, chalk, charcoal or clay used for coloring and drawing. Crayons are made from paraffin wax derived from petroleum, coal or wood. Pastel and oil pastels are also types of crayons.Image © optimarc/Shutterstock
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ARTWORKS RELATED TO CRAYON
New Generation Sculpture was begun in the 1960s by a group of British artists. Their experiments with forms, materials and colors focused on sculpture which had no conventional bases. Their work used plastic sheeting, fiberglass, and other materials fastened together and brightly painted.
Brutalism is the term used to describe the 1950s and 60s architectural style which used raw concrete construction to build block like forms as the basis for buildings. The style was often used in public housing and public buildings, featuring massive geometric concrete facades.
Action painting is the term which describes the physical act of painting as an essential part of creating an artwork. Action painting includes gestural use of painting tools, splashing and dripping paint, or dancing and moving while applying paint to a work of art.