Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

Explore

What is Oil on Board?

What is Oil on Board?

Oil on board is the technique of using either wood boards which have been sanded and painted with primer, or high density cardboard covered with canvas. Either offers the advantage of using less space for storage than traditional stretched canvas on frames.

Image © Tatiana Mihaliova/Shutterstock
Cynical Realism

Cynical realism is the term first used in 1992 by art critic Li Xianting to describe the Beijing artist group which painted satirical social realist paintings. The group sought to depict the psychological turmoil experienced when China was struggling with new political ideology.

Concrete art

Art movement that strongly emphasizes on abstraction. The term concrete was coined by the artist Theo Van Doesburg as he founded a group in the 1930s called "Art Concret" together with four other artists namely Heinz Mack, Yaacov Agam, Pol Bury and Jesus Soto Rafael. Concrete art can include both sculpture and painting..

Art Informel

Art informel refers to gestural techniques and improvisatory methods common to abstract painting during the 1940s and 50s. It is a French term for the many styles that dominated these decades. Artists use this term because these styles were based on primarily informal techniques.

Can't find your Answer?