Art gets Groovy

Fine Art Dealers Association
Feb 12, 2015 1:49PM

The ability to depict movement within a work of art, seized through hurried strokes and unfinished gestures, relies on exaggeration.  It also is a phenomenon that has revitalized artists’ philosophies and techniques, perhaps best visualized by Picasso and Braque’s Cubist works, which sought to capture both time and space through deconstructed subjects in an attempt at three dimensionality. Abstract works, exemplified by Sonia Delaunay, reject pictorial representation in favor of colors and shapes, creating illusions of movement in its hypnotic execution.  Despite these avant-garde methods, other artists have isolated the idea of movement through subject matters which simply embody action. Dancers and horses easily capture an audience's ideas on movement, now imagined in artworks of elongated and elegant gestures. Movement in art, whether represented through color or figures, adds a dynamism to the still canvas and challenges an artist's restriction to the flat surface.

1. Edward S. Goldman’s Stripes in Motion (Acrylic on board) is hypnotizing with its vibrating stripes moving throughout the canvas. David Cook Fine Art.  Click to inquire

2. Keith Haring free standing aluminum work, Untitled (Three Dancing Figures), utilizes his signature lunging figures. Rosenbaum Contemporary Gallery. Click to inquire

3. Edward Borein’s ink on paper Untitled (Six in Hand) of galloping horses reduces their rapid movement with impulsive lines. David Cook Fine Art.  Click to inquire. 

4. Sonia Delaunay’s tapestry, Petite automne, exudes Orphism principles in its strong colors and geometric shapes.  Jane Kahan Gallery.  Click to inquire

5. Ignacio Guibert Amor’s Untitled (Dancers), 1972 smooth contours synchronizes the movement of the work’s dancers.  David Cook Fine Art. Click to inquire

6. Hari Kidd’s Oil on board Traffic Stop is energized by its jazzy background with flowing silhouettes moving throughout the canvas. David Dike Fine Art. Click to inquire. 

7.  Michael Naranjo’s bronze sculpture, Santa Clara Ram Dancer, suspends the dancer to the tips of their toes in this work of deep introspection. Nedra Matteucci Galleries. Click to inquire

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