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Art Revolution by Lisa Cyr

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CHAPTER 4

building the surface

Since the Modern Art movement, there has been an ever-growing interest in exploring unconventional surfaces and techniques to create a new vitality in painting. Artists who have ventured outside the constraints of traditional approaches have found more inventive ways of handling space, structure, form and content. Their eagerness to push boundaries has opened up a plethora of new possibilities in picture-making.

Today’s artists are experimenting with a vast array of unorthodox surfaces, both flexible and rigid. From metal, wood, plastic, clay board and tile to handmade and custom paper, as well as woven and synthetic fabrics of every kind, alternative painting grounds are being explored. To build the working ...

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