Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is textile?

What is textile?

Textile is the term used to describe a flexible material formed by weaving, felting, crocheting, knitting or knotting long strands of natural or artificial yarn or thread. Textile artists often create their own textiles, or use selected ones in fabric art compositions.

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Sylvie Fleury

Gate of hell, 2017

Tapestry

Textile

EUR 6,000

Sylvie Fleury

Gate of hell, 2017

Tapestry

Textile

EUR 6,000

Sylvie Fleury

Gate of hell, 2017

Tapestry

Textile

EUR 6,000

Joana Vasconcelos

Lady, 2014

Sculpture / Object

Textile

EUR 20,000

Joana Vasconcelos

Lovelace, 2014

Sculpture / Object

Textile

EUR 10,500

Joana Vasconcelos

Neblina, 2014

Sculpture / Object

Textile

EUR 10,500

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Readymade

Readymade is the term Marcel Duchamp used to describe his artworks made from objects which were manufactured. The French artist first used the term, and artists who work similarly now use it. Duchamp chose functional objects which he felt had visual indifference.

Young British Artists (YBAs)

Also known as Britart and Brit artists. All these terms refer to a group of artists who started exhibiting together in the year 1988 in London. Majority of the artists graduated at Goldsmiths from BA fine arts course in the late 1980s. They are famous for wild living, use of waste/ throwaway materials and both entrepreneurial and oppositional attitude. In addition, they dominated British art and achieved wide media coverage. Most of these artists were collected and supported initially by Charles Saatchi.

Conceptual art

Sometimes referred to as Conceptualism. It is an art where idea(s) or concept(s) included in the work come before material concerns and traditional aesthetic. Many of these conceptual artworks can be constructed by any person by simply following instructions written. The concept or idea is the most fundamental aspect of artwork.

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