Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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Who is a curator?

Who is a curator?

Curator is the name given to the person who manages a collection of art pieces or artifacts. This professional is employed by a gallery or museum based on their knowledge of art and their ability to acquire, develop, display and care for a collection.

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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.

Naive art

Naïve art describes a style of artwork which is unsophisticated and simple. It usually describes the artwork of artists who have not trained in a formal academy or art school. The style is unsophisticated, simple, lacking advanced art techniques; appearing that a child made it.

Papier-mâché

Composite material that consists of pieces of pulp or paper reinforced using textiles and bound using adhesives like starch, wallpaper paste or glue. Preparation of Papier Mache can take two methods, one uses paper strips that are glued together and the other method makes use of pulp that's obtained through boiling or soaking paper to which a glue is added. Each of the two methods has its own procedure. The results however, are not much different.

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