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)

Image © Peter Lerch /Shutterstock
Pen and ink

Pen and ink is a traditional drawing technique using a dip style pen with India ink on paper. The fine tip on the old-fashioned pen is excellent for drawing varied lines and shading details. Some artists use a fountain pen with ink reservoir.

Photograph

Photograph is the term used for a picture taken with a camera using film and then printed using special chemicals and procedures which result in a photograph image on light sensitive paper. It is a mechanical process requiring real devices, chemicals and a photographer.

Street Art

Art that's created and executed in public locations outside the traditional contexts or art venues. It gained popularity during the 1980s during graffiti art boom. It has developed and continues to be applied into all subsequent incarnations. The common forms of this art include pop-up art, sticker art, stencil graffiti and sculpture or street installation among other forms. Sometimes, "guerrilla art", "neo graffiti", "post graffiti" and "urban art" are used in this context to refer to the created artwork.

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