Moods and Styles

My mindsets, moods, and settings define the collection for my artwork.

I make single works and polyptychs. Sometimes the pieces are so close in mood and expressive manner that they become series.

  • Collections are usually defined by the mood and theme, or the environment in which artwork was made.
    For example, Eromind (erotic), or Life Figure (figurative). Some collections are built on a specific style influence, e.g. Zenga.
  • Series I usually set up by style, technique, palette, ground, and the visual approach to interpretation of the reality or ideas.
  • Polyptychs - usually diptychs, triptychs, or quadriptychs - contain two or more singles that are intended to be perceived together, in a specific sequence or arrangement.

My Style Influences

Visual art styles are distinctive manners of expression and special approaches.

Below are the art styles that influenced me:

  • general styles of a period, country, group of artists, art movement, and the
  • individual styles of the artists within that group style.
  1. Stone Age Cave Painting.
  2. Ancient Egyptian and Greek.
  3. Eastern styles like Japanese Sumi-e 水墨画, Chinese guóhuà, s.国画;  國畫, and Zen (禅画).
  4. Medieval, Celtic, Gothic.
  5. Renaissance (1300 - 1600): Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael; Giorgione, Titian, Dürer, Bruegel, Bosch, Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden.
  6. Mannerisms (1527–1580): Tintoretto, El Greco, Pontormo, Bronzino, Cellini.
  7. Baroque (1600–1750): Rembrandt, Jacob Van Ruisdael, Balthasar van der Ast, Reubens, Caravaggio.
  8. Rococo (1720 - 1780): Jean-Honore Fragonard, Francois Boucher, Jean-Antoine Watteau - Rococo art extensively feature shell-shaped curves and wave-like motifs, and I love the contrast between curves and straight lines.
  9. Romanticism (1780–1880): William Turner, Francisco de Goya, John Constable, Caspar Friedrich, Gericault, Delacroix, Benjamin West - strong emotions, mystical landscapes, overwhelming sky, darkness.
  10. Peredvizhniki / Передвижники (1870-1920): Ilya Repin, Vasily Perov, Valentin Serov, Nikolai Ge, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ivan Kramskoi, Isaac Levitan, Alexei Savrasov, Vasily Surikov.
  11. Realism (1830 - 1870): Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Corot, Daumier - rustic and harsh reality.
  12. Impressionism (1860–1890) Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet - fleeting moments.
  13. Post Impressionism (1885–1910): Paul Cézanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin.
  14. Pointillism: Georges Seurat, Paul Signac.
  15. Symbolism: Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch, Hugo Simberg, Jan Toorop, James Ensor, Gustav Klimt, Gustave Moreau.
  16. Fauvism.
  17. Expressionism.
  18. Cubism.
  19. Futurism.
  20. Abstract Expressionism.
  21. Lyrical Abstraction.
  22. Dada.
  23. Precisionism.
  24. Surrealism.
  25. Art Deco.
  26. Pop Art..
  27. Color Field.
  28. Minimalism.
  29. Hard Edge Painting.
  30. Conceptual Art.

 

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