Sunrise Sunset – one-off artwork
Category: painting Subject: woman Mediums: acrylic paints, own technique
Materials: canvas Style: contemporary, cubism, abstract, realism
Size: 90 H x 60 W x 2,5 [cm] / 35,4 H x 23,6 W x 1 [in] Year: 2019
Painting Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sunset (formerly Summertime 7) is a one-off painting combining a warm orange color with cool blue. Painted on canvas using own technique with the use of acrylic paints Emotional, energizing and unique creation maintained in the artist’s current style combining geometric abstraction with realistic painting. Its main theme is a girl in an orange swimsuit. The original composition and the way of presenting the figure of the woman and the environment in which she is located. As the leading representative of Cubism and internationalism in painting Marc Chagall once said:
“Great art picks up where nature ends.”
There is a well-chosen chosen color scheme and tone game so to get a sensual image in reception while maintaining an elegant and warm form. An expressive, mysterious 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. Ready to hang, with a brass fixing bracket on the back.
The painting Sunrise Sunset (formerly Summertime 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 gloss. This painting fits perfectly with modern interiors. The leading colors – orange, brown, blue, turquoise, beige. Finished in March 2019.
The first painting from the series “Sunrise Sunset”. Since March 2019 is in a private collection in Switzerland.
The following quote perfectly brings out the inspiration for this series of paintings:
“A beauty of sunrise and sunset is a powerful force. It inspires, it energizes, it renews, it gives hope. It reminds us that time is moving ever forward and that change is a constant of life.”
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.
“I hate people who collect things and classify things and give them names and then forget all about them. That’s what people are always doing in art. They call a painter an impressionist or a cubist or something and then they put him in a drawer and don’t see him as a living individual painter any more.”
― John Fowles, The Collector
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.
“I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.” Eric Cantona
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.
“There’s traditionally been a large disconnection in contemporary art between the audience and the artist. Generally, audiences are looking towards what they like, and I can tell you, that’s the last thing on an artist’s mind.” James Turrell
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.
“All of Koons’s best art – the encased vacuum cleaners, the stainless-steel Rabbit (the late-twentieth century’s signature work of Simulationist sculpture), the amazing gleaming Balloon Dog, and the cast-iron re-creation of a Civil War mortar exhibited last month at the Armory – has simultaneously flaunted extreme realism, idealism, and fantasy.” Jerry Saltz
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 is one of the advantages for some painters. On the other hand, this lengthens the process of image formation.
Another advantage of acrylic is that there is no need for 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.