Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is video art?

What is video art?

Art type that comprises of video/audio data and relies heavily on moving pictures. It came into existence late 1960s, early 1970s as a new technology and an emerging consumer video that was available outside the confines of corporate broadcasting. This art can take many forms that include broadcast recordings, installations viewed in museums or galleries, online streamed works, video tapes and performances that incorporate video monitors, television sets and projections that display sounds or images live or recorded.

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Julian Opie

View from my bedroom window, 2007

Digital Art

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Gary Hill

Commentary , 1980

Digital Art

Video art

EUR 3,000

Gary Hill

Figuring Grounds, 1985

Digital Art

Video art

EUR 900

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Happening

Happening is the term used to describes artistic, theatrical events held by artists of the 1950s and 60s. These events were usually staged in a gallery installation or planned environment which featured audience participation, lighting, sounds and slide projections. Later, performance art included the artists.

New Figuration

A collective term that refers to rejuvenation of figurative art in America and Europe in the year 1960 following an abstraction-dominated period. Michel Ragon, a French art critic argued that revival of figuration took place during a critical period of social and political turbulence in America and Europe.

Photorealism

Genre of art or artistic movement that encompasses, drawing, painting and some other graphic media where an artist carefully studies and understands an image in photograph then attempts to reproduce it in another medium realistically as much as possible. Though the term can be used to describe artwork broadly, it can also be used to refer to a specific group of painters and paintings in the U.S. art movement that came to being in late 1960 and early 1970.

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