Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is wire?

What is 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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Photography

Photography is the process of creating an image on light sensitive materials. The image is produced by using a camera, which has a lens that focuses on light either reflected or emitted from an object. These visible wavelengths are used to reproduce the image seen.

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.

De Stijl

De Stijl, meaning “Style”, was a group of Dutch artists who created abstract art which adhered to vertical and horizontal geometry. The group was founded by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg. Mondrian left De Stijl when Van Doesburg began using diagonal geometry.

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