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.

Polaroid

Instant print produced using a Polaroid camera whose degree of plane polarization is very high for light that passes through it. Such a camera produces a finished print as soon as there is an exposure because of its high internal processing speed. Polaroid prints can also be used to mean instant photographs and films.

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.

Chalk

Chalk is calcium carbonate, a mineral substance. In art, chalk is most often described in reference to drawing with chalk sticks. These are a mix of chalk, pigment in various colors and gum Arabic, pressed into a stick with four flat sides.

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