Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is stone in art?

What is stone in art?

Stone is a hard material found in the ground which is used for artistic purposes such as carving statues, creating jewelry, and assembling mosaics. Rock hunters and artists often collect interesting stones and rocks to cut, polish and use in their art work.

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Jean-Michel Folon

Quelqu’un, 2003

Sculpture / Object

Stone

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Mona Hatoum

T42, 1993-98

Sculpture / Object

Stone

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Karel Appel

Floating Family, 1976

Limited Edition Print

Stone

USD 10,400

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Contemporary Art

Contemporary art describes avant-garde or innovative art created in the recent past or the present day. The date describing the beginning of contemporary art varies by the institutions which exhibit the style. The museums often date the era based on their founding year.

Performance art

Performance presented within the context of fine art that is traditionally interdisciplinary. It may be scripted or unscripted, random or orchestrated carefully; spontaneous or may carefully be planned without the participation of the audience. Performance can be through the media or live and the artist performing can either be present or not. The situation can involve the four basic elements: space, performer's body/his presence through a medium, time and performer-audience relationship. Artwork constitutes actions of a group or an individual at a particular time and space.

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.

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