Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is pigment?

What is pigment?

Refers to a material that alters the color of light that's transmitted or reflected due to selective absorption of wavelength. This process however, differs from phosphorescence, fluorescence and other luminescence forms where materials emit light. Materials chosen and developed by humans for use in art as pigments have special properties in most cases that make them the best for use in coloring materials. A pigment's tinting strength should be relatively high in relation to the material to be colored.

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Pixel art

Pixel art is a specific digital art created pixel by pixel. It is similar to making a mosaic, where small bits are individually placed, creating larger artworks. Nostalgia is credited for the pixel art trend which uses video game art techniques in new art.

Video art

Art type that comprises of video/audio data and relies heavily on moving pictures. It came into existence late 1960s, early 1970s as a new technology and an emerging consumer video that was available outside the confines of corporate broadcasting. This art can take many forms that include broadcast recordings, installations viewed in museums or galleries, online streamed works, video tapes and performances that incorporate video monitors, television sets and projections that display sounds or images live or recorded.

Décollage

Décollage is the technique of removing, cutting, or tearing away sections of an original image. The French word means to take off, become unstuck or become unglued. Artists who use this technique may use art to symbolically replace values or tear thinking from media influence.

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