Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is perspective?

What is perspective?

Perspective refers to the process artists use to represent three dimensional objects on two dimensional surfaces. Artists use specific techniques for creating the appearance that objects exist in the visible world, compensating for the limitations of the two dimensional surface.

Metalcut

Metalcut was a technique for relief printing. It existed primarily from about 1450 to 1540 in Europe. The technique used thin metal plates. One method cut or hammered away parts which should not print. A second used engraving to show white lines on black background.

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.

Found Object

Found object is the term used for a man-made or natural object, or object fragment which an artist either finds or buys, keeping it for inspiration or as a work of art. The artist may also modify it, or use it for collage or assemblage.

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