Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Massurrealism ?

What is Massurrealism ?

Portmanteau word that was coined by James Seehafer, an American artist in 1992. He observed a trend among postmodern artists who mixed themes and aesthetic styles together with mass media that include pop art. This art is a development of surrealism that puts emphasis on technological effect on the image of contemporary surrealism. The difference between massurrealism and surrealism is the foundation of the later in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. 

Massurreal image by Chip Simons
Inkjet print

An Inkjet printer makes prints by spraying millions of ink dots onto paper. This type of printing is typically not expensive because the ink used is cheaper. Artists can use computers to create art which can be printed out in color using this technology.

Plate

A plate is a broad, concave, but mainly flat vessel on which food can be served. A plate can also be used for ceremonial or decorative purposes. Most plates are circular, but they may be any shape, or made of any water-resistant material. Generally plates are raised round the edges, either by a curving up, or a wider lip or raised portion. Vessels with no lip, especially if they have a more rounded profile, are likely to be considered as bowls or dishes, as are very large vessels with a plate shape.

Mezzotint

Mezzotint is a printmaking technique where a copper or steel plate is roughened to print solid black. The artist then smooths specific areas of the plate to create varying tones, from deep blacks to delicate grays and whites. By controlling the degree of smoothing, the artist can achieve detailed gradations of light and shadow. This method results in prints with rich, velvety textures and subtle transitions between light and dark areas.

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