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.

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Mosaic

Mosaic is the process of creating images using many different pieces of colored tile or glass. It can take hundreds placed closely together to build an entire work. The pieces are organized like puzzles, with each piece being part of the whole picture.

Plaster

Plaster is a mixture of heat treated and powdered gypsum. It is mixed with water to make a solid sculpture, cast in a mold, carved, modeled and attached to other materials. Artists have used plaster for working models and finished artwork for centuries.

Animation

Animation is the term used to describe the process of showing sequences of static images in quick succession to create the illusion that the images are moving. Illustrators painstakingly drew separate images, slightly changing the moving parts with each image creating a movement series.

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