Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Xiamen Dada?

What is Xiamen Dada?

Xiamen Dada was a Chinese artist group from Xiamen city, on China’s southeast coast. The group, coming to prominence in the 1980s, explored the relationship between Chan Buddhism and European dada, embracing the absurd while using chance to determine the artworks made.

Drawing / Watercolor

Drawing and watercolor are two traditional art techniques which stand alone as media, but are often used in conjunction with each other. Drawing can create the basic outlines for watercolor painting. Drawing over dried watercolor or using watercolor pencils are combined media techniques.

Stone

Stone is a hard material found in the ground which is used for artistic purposes such as carving statues, creating jewelry, and assembling mosaics. Rock hunters and artists often collect interesting stones and rocks to cut, polish and use in their art work.

Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas is a technique that uses acrylic paint applied to a canvas surface using tools such as brushes and palette knives to spread the paint. Acrylic paint is a man-made liquid plastic which thins with water and air dries quickly.

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