Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Oil on paper?

What is Oil on paper?

Oil on paper is a technique which allows painters to use economical paper without the need to use primer before painting. Some are able to combine oil paints with solvents to achieve watercolor effects such as color washes with thinned paint, spattering and mingling colors.

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Gary Hume

Window Painting (from 1000 Windows Paintings), 2013

Painting

Oil on paper

USD 680

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Futurism

Futurism was an early twentieth century art movement seeking to capture the energy of the modern world. Italian Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published his Manifesto of Futurism on February 20, 1909, launching the modernist movement. It denounced the past, and embraced technology and industry.

Painting

Painting is the process of applying media to a surface, using a tool such as a brush. The term refers to both the action and the resulting object. Artists use many tools to paint, such as brushes, airbrushes, palette knives, sponges or fingers and hands.

Actionism

Short-violent art movement in the 20th century. Can be regarded as a major part of the many independent struggles and efforts to build the "action art" in the 1960s. Well known participants of this movement were Arnulf Rainer and Hermann Nitsch.

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