Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Stuckism?

What is Stuckism?

Art movement that promotes figurative painting rather than conceptual art. It was founded 1999 by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish. It initially had 13 artists in Britain but has spread to 52 countries and expanded rapidly to 233groups. Several manifestos have been issued by Billy and Thomson since the emergence of the movement. Most of the manifestos promote modernism spirit and production of spiritual art irrespective of medium, matter, subject or style.  

Marble

Marble is rare and expensive metamorphic rock comprise of limestone. It has been used for centuries to create statues, decorative floors and walls. It is translucent and durable, and used for free standing statues and relief sculptures. It’s chiseled away in increments when carving statues.

Offset Print

Printing technique that transfers the inked image(offsets) to rubber blanket from a plate, then later to a printing surface. Combined with lithographic process based on water and oil repulsion, this technique attracts a film that is water based to keep the non-printing area ink free. Offset lithography was initially created to cut down expenses when reproducing artwork.

Drypoint

Printmaking technique belonging to Intaglio family, where an image is skillfully incised to a plate using a hard pointed object or "needle" of a sharp diamond or metal point. Copper was traditionally the plate but nowadays, zinc, plexiglas or acetate are commonly used. Like in etching, drypoint is a little bit easier for a drawing artist to master compared to engraving as the needle technique is closer to the use of a pencil than the burin in engraving.

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