Category: painting Subject: woman Mediums: acrylic paints, own technique
Materials: canvas Style: art deco, contemporary, cubism, abstract, realism
Size: 120 H x 80 W x 2,5 [cm] / 47,2 H x 31,5 W x 1 [in] Year: 2018
‘Pattern’ is a one-off premium painting by Ania Luk. An original, emotional composition referring to the art deco painting, maintained in the current style, which combines cubism, abstraction and realism. We see on it a combination of a decorative pattern referring to the art deco with the image of a sensual woman with dark hair. The unique, subdued colors create a sensual and elegant image in the form.
As a Ukrainian-born French artist, of the Art Deco era, Sonia Delaunay once said:
“In the sky we had rediscovered the moving principle of any work of art: the light, and the motion of color.”
Painted on linen canvas with a slightly visible texture, own technique with the use of acrylic paints. There is no need to embed in a decorative frame, because the edges are linen, not covered with any color.
The painting ‘Pattern’ 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. This painting fits perfectly with modern interiors. The leading colors – blue turquoise, gold and copper.
The first painting from the series “Patterns”. Finished in November 2018, and together with the 2nd painting from this series, in January 2020 become part of private collection in the EU.
“I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.”
January 2019 – participation in the international exhibition of contemporary art at the CICA Museum in South Korea.
The term “art deco” was created in 1968 by an English art historian Bevis Hillier in reference to the resurgent interest in art decoratif – characteristic trend that prevailed in the years 1909-1939, cultivating luxury and wealth. Manifested itself in many ways: in painting, graphics, fashion, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, interior design and architecture. It represented many design concepts that appeared approx. 1909 in Paris and developed over the next thirty years.
What distinguishes art deco style is combination of modern styles with artistic finish and richness of the materials used. In addition, art deco is a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes dissonant, which are united by the desire for modernity. In fine arts, nothing better brings out the language of art deco, than paintings of Tamara Lempicka.
“It was a tradition to represent a dancer frozen in a chosen position, like a snapshot. I broke away from this tradition by superimposing postures, blending light and motion and scrambling the planes.” Sonia Delaunay
Cubism is an early 20th century avant-garde art movement that revolutionized European painting and sculpture. In addition, some people say that it’s the most influential art movement of the 20th century.
Noteworthy in cubist artworks, objects are rather analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form. Instead of depicting objects from a single viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. The most famous painters associated with the cubism movement are especially Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso.
“If my husband (Pablo Picasso) ever met a woman on the street who looked like one of his paintings he would faint.” Jacqueline Roque
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 principle any abstraction of the object is allowed which has a sufficiently strong creative power behind it.” Max Beckmann
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.
“We are not disillusioned because we have no illusions… What we have and what is our strength, is our joy in life… in all its amoral aspects. That is also the basis of our contemporary art.” Asger Jorn
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.
“I tend to like paintings and people the same… fun, lively and realistic.” Kathi Hobbs
Painting technique using acrylic paints, which have a similar characteristic to oil paints. Acrylic paintings are as durable as oil paints.
The most important practical difference between acrylic paints and oil paints is the drying time. Acrylic paints are ideal for painters using sharp and firm brush movements. Mixing acrylic is more difficult than mixing oils just because acrylics are starting to dry quickly. With oils you can mix colors for many days. Resulting in a variety of color variations on which acrylics will not give you enough time. This slow process of drying oil can be seen as an advantage for some technicians. On the other hand, this lengthens the process of image formation.
Another advantage of acrylic is that it can be rinsed with water during work, no solvent to clean brushes. When dry, the paint layer is waterproof and can quickly overlap both hides and lacquers. Acrylic paint is durable, elastic, resistant to aging, does not turn yellow, does not crumble.
All these advantages contribute to the growing popularity of this painting medium among contemporary artists.
Note: Using images of Ania Luk’s paintings can only be done with the written agreement of the artist.