Kisling and his artistic inspirations

Category Archives: Painting

Henri Matisse vs Paul Rand – what the famous fauvist has to do with the author of IBM logo

Graphic design and painting might seem to some as distant fields of art but the truth is that artists from both sides face the same artistic problems, for instance: balanced composition, colour, scale, dominant etc. In history of art, there are instances of artists who practice completely different art styles and yet create very similar projects.  Today, in this .

The meaning of line directions in art – horizontals, verticals, diagonals

When painting or composing any project one should consider that different compositional layouts evoke different effects on the viewer and might evoke different connotations. The dominance of horizontal lines in a painting or a graphic design project symbolizes peace, stagnation, melancholy or even sadness. This results from subconscious association of horizontal position with sleeping, retirement or death. Here is .

Macaparana – the continuer of neoplasticism and Malevich’s concept

Today we present a great contemporary artist from Brasil – Macaparana, who creates geometrical art. In his art there is visible influence of avant-garde art, especially of such artists as Hans Arp or Polish sculptor Katarzyna Kobro. Macaparana, born 1952, is a Brazilian painter, illustrator and sculptor. He presented his first solo exhibition as early as in 1970 (he was 18). .