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. 

Aquagravure

Aquagravure is a technique combining several processes; including compressing wet paper pulp in a carved wood mold until the water runs off, painting the compressed paper, adding ink to the mold to print onto the painted paper, and allowing the entire work to dry.

Embossing

Embossing is the technique of decorating or creating images with a raised design. Artists often change the shape of paper to create raised edges with many levels. The process is worked from the reverse side of the paper, using a template and sanded dowel.

Metal

Metal is traditionally used in art primarily to make sculptures, jewelry, masks, adornments, tools and weapons. All of these items may feature decorative elements. Types of metal include bronze, brass, cast iron, Gray Iron, copper, gold, tin, wrought iron, and silver.

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