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“Woman (Cubism)” by Unknown artist

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This work incorporates cubist and expressionist features. Geometric shapes, a net of contours and shades create complexity and balance the silhouette. The darker tints combine with the brokenness of the figure. Rounded feminine forms of woman’s body contain acute geometrical figures.

In general,

There are two kinds of cubism: analytical and synthetic. Analytical cubism shows the subject matters from different perspectives, while synthetic is less fractured and often includes collaged elements of real objects.  Historians consider Picasso’s “Guitar” series the transition between the two periods of Cubism.

Our painting of the woman has geometric outlines as well as distinct planes shown from a bit different angel. So, it creates the three-dimensional form, an illusion of depth. There is a sense of concavity coming from the portrait, that is strengthened by the color and compositional accents pointing at the center of the canvas. This dimensional transition was an important step in the switch from the traditional European Renaissance perspective, when artists presented space from a fixed viewpoint.

In addition, check our blog about Roger Van Gindertael and his “Portrait”. Van Gindertael was a famous art critic from the 1950s and 1960s, a supporter of abstract painters, as well as an organizer of exhibitions and publisher. Short loose strokes, tints transitions through layering and accent on wide open eyes, besides, the glance make the work intense and soulful. The painter deals with weakness and strength, turning one into another and, therefore, creating a feeling of melancholy.

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