Size: 120 H x 90 W x 2,5 [cm] / 47,2 H x 35,4 W x 1 [in] Year: 2018
Painting Supergirl 6 – cubism
Supergirl 6 is a one-off painting painted on canvas using own technique with the use of acrylic paints. Emotional, energizing and unique creation was created under the influence of cubist painting, which is a combination of abstraction and realism. We see an athletic girl with dark hair during shoulder exercises using professional fitness equipment. The original composition and the way of presenting the figure of a woman and the environment in which she is located. As Pablo Picasso once said:
“The secret of many of my deformations – which many people do not understand – is that there is an interaction, an intereffect between the lines in a painting: one line attracts the other and at the point of maximum attraction the lines curve in toward the attracting point and form is altered.”
There is a carefully chosen color scheme and tone game in order to get an image joyful in reception while maintaining an elegant form. An expressive, mysterious but positively disposed 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 6 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 into bright and gray rooms. The leading colors – brown, beige, gold, brass and silver.
“Despite the use of soft colors, her “Supergirl 6″ also have this touch of provocative coldness, this insolence perched, this posture somewhat martial finally, which characterize the photographs of Helmut Newton or Guy Bourdin.” Les Soirées de Paris, September 2018
The sixth painting from the “Supergirl” series. Painted in January 2018, sold in November 2019. This painting joined a collection of one of the companies together with the painting Supergirl 7.
In this series, I’ve been touching topics such as perfectionism and self-centeredness of a ‘Selfie-Generation’, which sometimes lead to narcism. Although these “supergirls” seem to live according to their own rules and to be very strong and decisive, they aren’t necessarily fulfilled.
The painting was shortlisted in April 2018 for International Venice Art and Architecture Festival.
The painting took part in a contemporary art exhibition organized by the UK gallery Broadway Luxury. In the USA was displayed by the Daylighted Gallery: New York – William Vale.
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.
“Until cubism, all art, all pictures, could be ‘read’ by anybody. If this hadn’t been so, the Christian message wouldn’t have been seen by peasants and its importance would have been diminished.” David Hockney
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.
“We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.” Salvador Dali
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.
“The modern artist, it seems to me, is working and expressing an inner world in other words – expressing the energy, the motion and other inner forces.” Jackson Pollock
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.
“Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.” Georges Braque
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.
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