Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is the New Leipzig School?

What is the New Leipzig School?

A movement in modern German painting, it's the third generation and relates to how Germany today post-reunification looks like. The movement for the new Leipzig school is linked to people like Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig. Unlike the first generation of Leipzig paintings, the third generation do not have clear characteristics and messages. Instead, the paintings are a combination of figurative and abstract elements, making creativity come to the forefront.

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Pen and ink

Pen and ink is a traditional drawing technique using a dip style pen with India ink on paper. The fine tip on the old-fashioned pen is excellent for drawing varied lines and shading details. Some artists use a fountain pen with ink reservoir.

Metal

Metal is traditionally used in art primarily to make sculptures, jewelry, masks, adornments, tools and weapons. All of these items may feature decorative elements. Types of metal include bronze, brass, cast iron, Gray Iron, copper, gold, tin, wrought iron, and silver.

Wire

Wire is a single strand or rod of flexible metal. One of its earliest uses was for making chains and decorations for jewelry. It comes in varied thicknesses, and may be bent, braided and cut using wire tools, to create sculpture, assemblage and mobiles.

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