Artists work with line, shape, color and texture. It can be hard to pull those elements apart.
Where does shape end and color begin?
When a shape is right it dances.
A shape can be positive or negative (i.e. created by the space around it.)
A well drawn shape gets to the essence of things, eliminating detail.
With compression and distortion a shape can convey movement. Exaggeration makes it more active (and more delightful).
As it moves toward abstraction a shape is enlivened by what is real.
Salud – here’s to this shapely world!
Wish I could put these images on a continuous loop! Fascinating to compare and contrast.
Wow! These images are wonderful!
Thank you, Julie. A wonderful curation of shape. Have you read “The Age of InsightThe Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present ” by Eric Kandel? https://amzn.to/2RIa55j
Kandel won a Nobel Prize for his work with neuroscience. In this book he looks at the role of the beholder in the relationship between the artist, the work of art and the beholder. It’s brilliant.
Love your work and your thinking.
I have not read that book – in fact I hadn’t heard of it. Thanks for the tip and the link!