Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is pastel?

What is pastel?

Art medium in a stick form that consists of powdered pigment and binder. Pigments used for pastes are the same as those used in producing art media(colored). Pastel's color effect is closely similar to dry pigments than the effects of any other related process. Artworks produced using pastels are called pastel painting, pastel drawing or simply pastel. Pastel can also mean the production of artwork using pastels.

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Roberto Matta

Homenaje aux Pyrenees, 1976

Drawing / Watercolor

Pastel

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Roberto Matta

Space de l'espace, 1965

Drawing / Watercolor

Pastel

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Space Art

Space Art is artistic imagery depicting the space matter of the universe. It began in 1865 with the first illustrations, based on science fact, of A. de Neuvill and Emile Bayard in the novel “From the Earth to the Moon” by Jules Verne.

Light and Space

Refers to loosely affiliated movements that relate to minimalism, geometric abstraction and op art that originated from Southern California back in the 1960s and was greatly influenced by John McLaughlin. Artists focused on sensory phenomena such as light and others as the center of their work. In addition, they incorporated latest technologies in aerospace and engineering industries so as to develop light filled and sensuous objects.

Junk art

Art that tries to demonstrate that any kind of material or object can be used to create a wide range of paintings, sculptures, installations and assemblages. Many Junk art works have been produced by use of the ordinary materials around us. By simply applying knowledge and skills of art, great works can be produced.

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