structural dynamic in modrn art -(alireza amirhosseini)

This collection explores some of the new visual elements the 19th and 20th century artists used to express movement and create visual dynamic.

This painting portraits a female figure dancing under a warm sun light. Although the figure is not painted traditionally but the emphasis on some specific parts of a woman’s body make it clear that we are looking at a nude lady. As the title reminds us, “dancing” is the main focus of the painting and it is illustrated in a very modern fashion. Body is mainly laid in the diagonal, line breaking the balance of the frame. The difference of shape and size of the hips and breasts compare to other body parts emphasizes on the parts that are moving the most. The not very thin layer of bright paint around the figure looks like, her extremely passionate dance is forcing the light to move as well.
This painting is composed of many geometrical shapes, built one on top of the other, wrapped around a number of pipelines ending in a shape of a number. At the first look the image might look stable and not very dynamic but the fine perspective applied into the pipelines and also the highlights and shadows covey a sense of constant movement. The pipelines which are moving very organized and each one carries a quantized value are a symbol of computer age and fast communication.
A portrait of Doloris Olmedo , a Mexican businesswoman, musician and also a muse to some well-known Mexican painters. Hockney has chosen a cubism-like approach to this print in order to illustrate the many faces and personas of hers. All these fragments next to each other create a very strong dynamic to the subject’s persona. The gradient of shadows to highlights from left to right is also an element to reinforce an inner movement within the frames of the image.
This double print of a self portrait by Andy Warhol is an iconic piece in post-modern era. Repetition is Warhol’s most famous style to illustrate the movement between a simple portrait to a cult image that is categorized in everyone’s mind under “cultural Figure”. Although the images are identical but the color patterns varies from one to another symbolizing the dynamic the subject’s persona and how different they are remembered by different minds.
Irregular Arcs, Bands and Loops is three sets of painting with lines, all with the same color palette. This painting is so obviously about creating movement with lines that one could say the artist has self consciously tried to make an educational piece about different styles of creating movement. Using waves in horizontal lines, thinning and thickening vertical lines and circular lines with different sizes are some of the most obvious methods in creating these movements. The very wide range of the colors chosen definitely adds a lot to the effect and helps the eye float easier on the surface of the painting.
Blue Mosque is a great example of showing movement in 3D medium. This 3D installation is composed of two imperfect circles made of layers of neon lights inside a black frame. The difference in brattiness of the colors of the lights plus the circular form creates the illusion of movement from the center to the very last layer of the lights.
Visual Echo Experiment is an illustration of the continuous movement of nine light particles from the depth to the surface. The very interesting use of perspective done by the change in size and brightness of color creates the illusion that these articles are traveling from the deep darkness through the tunnels to get the audience looking at the surface. This image is great example of how effective the color gradients can be in creating movement on a 2 diminutional surface.
This is a photo of an underground basement which its walls are painted and designed by a group of artists in Tokyo. The very unorganized pattern of black lines leads the eye around the room and almost make the corners appear flat. The light brown background helps the space look larger than what it really is and the illusion of movement created by the black lines make the basement look like one fluid moving room in space.
This communist propaganda poster is a great example to see how visual elements can serve advertising purposes. The image consists of at least five or six triangles , all with sharp corner leaning from the bottom right corner towards the upper left corner. This geometrical structure, the high saturated red color and the proud soldier figure, all and all, express an extreme revolutionary energy and an urge to move to make a difference.
This painting is a collection of vertical lines in a wide range colors. The pattern seems to be symmetrical. Although the colors are very different on each side but the width of each stripe is exactly equal to its correspondent on the other side. The change of color through out the painting and symmetrical structure fool the eye to think that the stripes of color are slowly moving towards the central line from the sides
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