Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is patina?

What is patina?

Patina is the distinctive greenish surface which bronze develops over years of exposure to the air and humidity. Artists also can apply chemicals to bronze to artificially create patina. Bronze can also be polished, which reveals its natural rich gold color.

Hard Edge art

Hard Edge art is a style of abstract painting which became popular in the 1960s. It included areas of color differentiated by the use of crisp, sharp edges which are precisely painted with geometric precision. Jules Langster described the art as hard-edge painting.

Lyrical Abstraction

Descriptive term that characterizes abstract painting type that has a close relationship with Abstract Expressionism and has been in use from 1940s to date. Lyrical abstraction may also be used to describe two distinct but related trends in the aftermath of second world war modernist artwork(painting in specific). This art movement was born in Paris, France after war.  

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.

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