Sensual 2 – one-off artwork
Category: painting Subject: woman Mediums: acrylic
Materials: canvas Styles: contemporary, art deco
Size: 80 H x 60 W x 2 [cm] Year: 2017
Painting art deco – Sensual 2
Sensual 2 is the second painting in the series with the same title. It presents a beautiful and sensual woman with dark hair wearing a black dress. Above all, painted by Ania Luk – the painter with a degree in Fine Arts Academy.
This painting is a ensual contemporary art with elements of art deco style.
To sum up, Sensual 2, painted on canvas with acrylic paint with visible texture. Signed on the front, with certificate of authenticity.
The series “Sensual”
The inspiration for this series of paintings is the sensuality of women and art deco movement.
Sensuality is a combination of the female body, nature and specific behaviors that make a woman seem to be intriguing and appealing. It is such an elusive aura that surrounds a woman, because femininity itself is sensual, if skillfully exposed. The feminine delicacy and subtlety also lies strength …
The painting took part in exhibitions of contemporary art, organized by the Daylighted Gallery from San Francisco for example in San Francisco and in New York – Park Central Hotel (Portraits of Contemporary Life).
The painting was featured as Vango Art Picks (online gallery from USA) – the best artwork on a week-to-week basis. Furthermore Sensual 2 was honored as one of the best portraits.
Above all, 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.
Art deco paintings are characterized by geometric shapes, elegant cuts and straight forward sophistication of clear cut, sleek, straight lines and boldness. Art from that period was characterized by a monumental, symmetrical (often simplified) composition with clear contours. Coloring is the predominance of bright, sometimes flashy colors. Artists working in this style returned to traditional themes – such as portraits, genre scenes (topics from everyday life), still life or landscapes. In these Art deco Paintings the female form is not a shy, rosy cheeked maiden lost in frills and ribbons but a bold and strong figure that is in command and control.
Art deco items are often characterized by simple shapes, usually simplified in appearance. They are decorated with geometric or stylized ornaments referring to flowers, animals and sunlight.
TOP ART DECO ARTISTS ARE:
Polish painter Tamara Lempicka (1898-1980), who spent most of her life in France and the United States
English painter – Matthew Charles Meere (1890-1961)
French painter, designer, poster artist and interior decorator – Jean Dupas (1882-1964)
French sculptor – Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)
American painter and photographer – Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)
French furniture designer and interior decorator – Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933)
French painter, designer of advertising posters and designer of typefaces – Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron (1901-1968)
one of the great French illustrators of the beginning of the 20th century – George Barbier (1882–1932)
American artist and graphic artist born in Germany – F. Winold Reiss (1886-1953)
French painter, sculptor, engraver, fashion illustrator and interior decorator – Bernard Boutet de Monvel (1884-1949)
French designer best known for his jewelry and works made of glass – René Jules Lalique (1860-1945)
“Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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.