Woman Revealed by Riki Adams

A gallery of stunning visuals depicting women, love of women, and women loving themselves. In the past, femininity has been in the background of history, embodied as wives, victims, and supporters of world change. Modern and Contemporary artists over the past 15 years have successfully created awe inspiring pieces that convey a sense of feminine appreciation.

This piece is a sort of remix of Willem de Kooning's Woman, I ; the foreground of two women clawing at each other is the work of Gintaras Znamierowski. With symmetrical balance and emphasis on the two fighting women, this piece makes the eye wander. Subtle details such as the use of darker color in the background and more natural and brighter hues in the foreground add to the intensity of the piece. There is a chaotic texture in the background whereas the foreground is very smooth, with curved lines and familiar shapes.
Synonymous to Masaccio’s The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, man and woman are expelled from one world and enter another in this transitional piece by Grayson Perry. To the left, gloomy colors are used, an asymmetrical rainbow separates the work, and to the right warmer colors meet the eye. There is an overwhelming use of positive space, from the mans pretentious parents on the left, the God face in the sky, and the woman's family and dinner guests on the right. Shapes aren't spared either, from hearts to swirls to triangles, the compliment of thick and thin lines give this piece all variety and no unity.
Addiction Woman by Yang Dae Won is an interpretation of people and their addictions to relationships in society. With fine lines and detailed pattern in the backgound, there is a clash of harmony with curved lines and primary color in the foreground. The artist paid extreme attention to the black hair; seemingly painting every individual strand. The mask holds most emphasis to the piece with its empty black eyes, and symmetrical patterned face. In addition, there is a sense of balance between the negative and positive space, giving the eye a floating sensation and center placement when viewing the woman.
The bronze sculpture by Lee Il Ho is simply titled Narcissism. With a straightforward interpretation, a naked woman sits in a pose, seemingly halfway meditating and halfway viewing herself in a hand mirror. The sculpture is very smooth and symmetrical in a sense; her right foot out of place balancing her right arm holding the mirror. Natural shape of the woman is given a square base that adds to the symmetry for her to rest. There is a rhythm of smooth texture and curved lines from her knees and elbows to her self-reflection and flowing hair.
Gaze, another sculpture by Lee Il Ho, depicts a man inside a woman's womb. Clutching her thighs, there is a sense of symmetry in the work. Curved lines of the woman's anatomy combined with the mans are interrupted by a hole of a top hat, as well as straight lines abruptly ending her arms and neck. The use of natural brown tones blended with white give a pattern of marble and a sense of smooth texture. A very balanced sense of proportion is achieved fro the womans body matching the size of the mans head and hands. Similar to Narcissism, the work is set on a square block, giving the piece a sense of purpose to the space.
This oil on canvas painting by Gintaras Znaierowski is very straight-forward with its imagery. The location is an art museum stairway, with a sense of endless movement as the woman climbs the stairs. This escalator feel is achieved through glowing lines of stair steps flowing from dark to light at the top of the climb. There is an emphasis on the woman herself, wearing a vest of, perhaps, her favorite artist's work; but also emphasis is achieved through the use of color intensity, which gives the eye the desire to reach the top where an art curator awaits. Repetition of square and rectangle shapes are throughout, while each straight lines frame the work as a whole.
A Man and Woman is an acrylic on paper painting of exactly that, one man and one woman clinging to each other. The background makes great use of negative space with blurred lines of yellow randomly brushed on a red base. The work is symmetrical with emphasis on the couple. Their faces seem to be almost lacking color; however their clothing is vibrant with the woman's green dress speckled with patterned dots of white amongst hues of green and yellow. The mans suit keeps the rhythm of the piece with a blue blazer and pant, speckled with patterned dots of black and white. The woman's arm extended gives the eye an impression of movement.
Also by Ahn Chang Hong, One Love is an acrylic on canvas painting of a couple betraying each other in a vast land. Again the artist uses red for negative space; however, this time there is a clear setting of earth and trees on the horizon. This gives a sense of proportion and enlarges the couples size in contrast. The earth is darkened with brown shapes. The couple, symmetrically balanced in the piece, are well defined with familiar shape and color. Straight lines are used primarily for the couple and their weapons. The mans attire is black, absent of color; the woman's however, is festive with patterns or red, orange, blue, purple, and black.
The mixed media and charcoal on korean paper artwork of a woman supporting her family on a small boat by Yim Man Hyeok is definitely full of emotion to say the least. My Family uses rough texture and classic yet dull color; the course lines used throughout the piece seem deliberate, yet frantic. This rhythm combined with the the proportion of the man and woman with the boy and girl certainly give symmetry to the work. One may notice the use of lack of negative space adds emphasis to the woman herself, as well as the unity of the piece.
Another mixed media and charcoal on korean paper piece by Yim Man Hyeok displays the artist's mother, sister and wife weaving the threads of his fortune since they are believed to control his life. The negative space in the piece seems balanced to the positive with each person creating a triangular focal point for the eye. Natural hues of brown and orange are used exclusively giving a sense of unity to the work. Lines are thin and detailed, but vary abruptly from straight to curved when necessary. Cross-hatch and striped patterns are throughout the piece, giving a pulse to the rhythm. The isosceles triangle between the women adds to the proportion of the piece giving each body her own space while remaining connected to the others.
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