Size: 80 H x 60 W x 2,5 [cm] / 31,5 H x 23,6 W x 1 [in] Year: 2018
Painting Summertime 5
Summertime 5, is a new figurative painting, kept in a pastel colors, painted on canvas using own technique with the use of acrylic paints and watercolor pencils. An emotional, energizing and original creation that is a combination of abstract and realistic painting. There is a beautiful girl with long black hair in a blue swimsuit. The original composition and the way of presenting the figure of a woman and the environment in which she is located. As Jackson Pollock once said – an American painter, representative of abstract expressionism:
“The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.”
There is a suitably chosen color scheme and tone game to get a sensual image in reception while maintaining an elegant and warm form. An expressive, intriguing but positively tuning message.
This high-quality acrylic painting was painted on a linen canvas with a slightly visible texture, without having to be embedded in a decorative frame, because the edges are linen, not covered with any color.
The painting Supergirl 7 was painted by the painter graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts – Ania Luk. Signed at the front and back, with a certificate of authenticity, protected by a varnish in half-matte. The leading colors – blue, beige and yellow.
The fifth painting from the “Summertime” series.
The following quote perfectly brings out the inspiration for this series of paintings:
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”
The painting took part in an exhibition of contemporary art, organized by the US Daylighted Gallery: New York – William Vale, Park Central (Color is life! A Chromatic art collection mesmerizing the minds with abstract paintings and portraits by contemporary artists) and in San Francisco in co-operation with Air France.
Most of all abstract art creates a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. It was caused by the need of creation a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy going through the end of the 19th.
Finally abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. Furthermore this departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete.
The precursors of abstractionism were: Wassily Kandinsky, Edward Munch.
“In a strict sense photography can never be abstract, for the camera is incapable of synthetic integration.” Ansel Adams
It has set on in 1945, after the II World War and lasts till today. The foundation for the contemporary art was prepared by the Dadaists, who perceived the artist as the creator of the idea. New trends were born, such as abstract expressionism (in Europe- informel), action painting, color field painting, pop-art, op art, conceptual painting, street art, calligraphic painting and others.
The most famous artist are: Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Francis Bacon , Victor Vasarely.
In contemporary art there isn’t one aim or a point of view. It gives a heterogeneous and ambiguous glance at the contemporary world. Furthermore, there has always been a huge tendency to experiment and search for innovative language which would be consistent with the changing reality (photomontage, collage, manifesto, object, installation, happenings, video installation, performance). Sadly, today it seems that there are virtually no aesthetic or moral bounds in artistic expression.
“All great contemporary artists, schooled or not, are essentially self-taught and are de-skilling like crazy.” Jerry Saltz
Firstly, realism in the arts is the effort to represent subject matter truly, without artificiality. Secondly, it has been prevalent in the arts at many periods. It is in large part a matter of technique and training, and the avoidance of stylization. Thirdly, realistic paintings are mostly scenes from the life of ordinary people, painted with a simplified means of expression, of peaceful palette and composition.
Finally, the realism art movement in painting began in France in the 1850s. The realism painters rejected Romanticism, which had come to dominate literature and art, with roots in the late 18th century.
The most important artist of realism came from France – Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Honoré Daumier.
“The realist painter is always treading a tightrope between two worlds – the conscious mind and its perception of reality. But are these really different worlds? And what exactly is reality?” Gwenneth Barth
Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks that combines a variety of media in a single artwork.
The use of mixed media began around 1912 with the cubist collages and constructions of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and has become widespread as artists developed increasingly open attitudes to the media of art. Essentially art can be made of anything or any combination of things.
Note: Using images of Ania Luk’s paintings can only be done with the written agreement of the artist.