ACTION AND MOVEMENT THROUGH LINE
See how different artists are able to capture expressive movement through sculptures and metalwork.
These are very geometric lines expanding into every direction, seemingly from "His" mind to represent the powerful feeling of dreams.
The mix of organic and geometric patterns as this massive collection of lines move downward give the impression of a roaring waterfall.
Look at how this massive sculpture twists and turns, splitting off into every direction like a living lightning bolt! The chaotic nature of these lines makes them slightly unnerving to look at.
While the illusion of movement is mainly shown by the figure holding onto his hat and the spinning of his shirt, the vertical lines in this piece give the figure an almost magical aura.
What better example is there of the power of contrasting geometric and organic lines than this flowing and passionate depiction of these two elements?
A simple yet powerful sculpture of a giant man with one foot bouncing off the ground and his left arm striding forward. The series of vertical lines further emphasize the figures horizontal movement.
Antonio Susini used lines along the musculature of both animals to recreate a violent moment in time. See how the neck strains and twists in pain as the lions claws dig into the horse's skin.
This is an interesting use of negative space between the two forms to create some very fluid and organic lines moving in tandem. It invokes images of a flowing river.
We see very little detail in this sculpture, but the pose of the figure clearly shows incredible speed. The contrasting directional lines of the arms and legs emphasize a very delicate balance.
Barry Johnston may not show a figure in motion, but he describes the incredibly windy environment around King Lear through a nuanced understanding of moving fabrics.
Imagine how different this piece would appear without the solid item in the middle to balance the two sides. As it stands, this explosion of lines evokes images of powerful celestial expansions.
How interesting to have a frame-by-frame, almost cartoon like depiction of an object in motion. The curved, angular blades lead into each other nicely, making it easy for our eyes to circle around.
It seems rare to show figures without a firm connection to the ground, but here we have a mystical looking figure balancing on the head of a cobra. Notice the interesting triangular composition.
Norbert Kricke did not make the clearest depiction of a hornet here, but the use of overlapping lines in many directions give the impression of a blurred figure, flying too fast to be seen in detail.
This piece looks to be made of ten brawling tornadoes! The use negative space and organic lines in the sculpture helps give the impression this is growing and stretching before our eyes.
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This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.
Corning Museum of Glass
Fundación Banco Santander
The J. Paul Getty Museum
National Museums of World Culture
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Korean Art Museum Association
The Olympic Museum
James A. Michener Art Museum
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