Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is plaster?

What is 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.

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Mark Dion

Emanations of the Earth, 2017

Sculpture / Object

Plaster

EUR 950

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Junk art

Art that tries to demonstrate that any kind of material or object can be used to create a wide range of paintings, sculptures, installations and assemblages. Many Junk art works have been produced by use of the ordinary materials around us. By simply applying knowledge and skills of art, great works can be produced.

Massurrealism

Portmanteau word that was coined by James Seehafer, an American artist in 1992. He observed a trend among postmodern artists who mixed themes and aesthetic styles together with mass media that include pop art. This art is a development of surrealism that puts emphasis on technological effect on the image of contemporary surrealism. The difference between massurrealism and surrealism is the foundation of the later in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. 

New Topographics

New Topographics is the term created in 1975 by William Jenkins to describe photographers whose work was mostly formal black and white images of urban landscapes. He felt their aesthetic was banal, but the photographers felt their compositions were as important as natural landscapes.

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