Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is embossed?

What is embossed?

Embossed refers to a raised or depressed surface created during the printmaking process. Artists use embossing to delineate object edges, to create textures and to embellish areas in an artistic composition. The process can also be used to create a frame around the compositional area. (Image © Petr Lerch/Shutterstock)

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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.

Spatialism

Art movement that originated from Italy in the year 1947 when Lucio Fontana founded it with an intention to synthesize sound, color, movement and space into an entirely new type of art. The main ideas of the movement came from his manifesto that was published in 1496 where he spoke of "spatial art" to keep the spirit of the post war age. The ideas were further boosted by the five manifestos that followed the first one. Though his ideas were vague, his outlook was strongly influential probably because he was the first artist from Europe to promote art as a performance and gesture.

Aquatint

An Intaglio printmaking art technique. Marks capable of holding dye or ink are made on the plate by the artist then passed trough a press together with a paper, resulting in transfer of the held ink to the sheet of paper. Depending on the technique, the process can be repeated for a number of times. It uses application of mordant to a metal plate just like etching.

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