Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is wax?

What is wax?

Wax is a solid material derived from plant, animal and petroleum sources. Wax can help paints to resist wear. It is used to make sculptures, wax crayons, colored pencils, and for encaustic painting; where colored beeswax shaped with special tools makes raised surfaces.

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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.

Aesthetic movement

The Aesthetic movement occurred during the late nineteenth century. It emphasized the beauty of art, and the sensual qualities of visual art more than practical or moral features. The movement promoted creating beautiful art, simply for its own intrinsic value, throughout Britain.

Abstract expressionism

Commonly known as the 2nd world war art movement that developed in the New York and gained popularity in American painting from as early as 1940s. Since then, it has evolved to become a unique art movement and has enjoyed being a favorite to some well known artists.

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