Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is De Stijl?

What is 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.

Monotype

Refers to a printmaking that is made by painting or drawing on a nonabsorbent, smooth surface. Historically, the surface was an etching plate of copper, but these days, the surface can vary from acrylic to zinc or glass. Image is transferred to a sheet of paper where the two are pressed by use of printing press. The process creates a unique print called monotype. The initial pressing removes most of the ink. 

Décollage

Décollage is the technique of removing, cutting, or tearing away sections of an original image. The French word means to take off, become unstuck or become unglued. Artists who use this technique may use art to symbolically replace values or tear thinking from media influence.

Installation

Three dimensional artistic genre and site-specific works often designed to change the perception of space. It generally applies to interior spaces. The art can be temporary or permanent and are mostly constructed is spaces like museums and galleries, as well as private and public spaces.

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