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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David Nash

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Drawing / Watercolor

Pastel

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David Nash

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Drawing / Watercolor

Pastel

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David Nash

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Drawing / Watercolor

Pastel

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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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Kitsch

Kitsch is the term used to describe cheap, commercial, sentimental or vulgar pieces common to popular culture. It is the English use of a German word which actually means trash. Kitsch has described the opposite of high artwork since the 1920s.

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.

Avant-garde

Unusual and experimental ideas in arts or on the side of people introducing the ideas. The ideas push the boundaries or limits of what is accepted as the status quo or norm in the realm of culture. The movement is liked by artists and many of them continue doing it tracing Dada's history through situationists all the way to the post modern artists.

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