Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Graphite?

What is Graphite?

Graphite is a form of carbon usually used to create the core of a pencil. It can be compressed to different levels of hardness. It’s power form is applied using a brush. Graphite erases easily. It was discovered in England’s Lake District in the 1500s.

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Capitalist Realism

Capitalist realism is a German form of political pop art which sought to challenge the influence American pop art had developed in the Western world. The Cold War era Berlin movement began in 1963, and represented the ideologies of both pop art and socialist realism.

Site Specific Art

Artwork that's created to exist in a given/certain place. Location is taken into account by the artist as he plans and creates his artwork. Robert Irwin reined and promoted it in California. Site Specific Art came after modernist objects as artist's reaction to the world's situation. Modernists objects were nomadic, transportable, only existed in museum space and were for commodification and market.

Superflat

Art movement founded by Takashi Murakami and is greatly influenced by anime and manga. The term is used to refer to the flattened forms in the Japanese animation, graphic art, fine arts and pop culture as well as the shallow nature of Japanese culture. It is an art movement that is self proclaimed and regarded as post modern.

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