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Dynamic Squares (triptych)

Next week I'll have a SOLO EXHIBIT at the Drama League in Wilmington Delaware.
(Dece mber 8, 2009 - January 11, 2010)
This triptych will be one of my newest pieces.

(3 simple checkerboards of squares within a larger rectangular frame)


As an artist it's a challenge playing games with the viewer's eyes.
I explored rhythms and variations of density with small squares, creating a feeling of rhythmic movement not normally found among squares.
To make use of maximum contrasts in these almost monochrome collages
I incorporated silver leaf, car paint chips, Chinese newspaper.

The importance of squares in art, together with other basic geometric shapes, changed with the arrival of Modern Art about 100 years ago, especially Cubism.
This change caused painters, sculptors and printmakers to become excited about the creative possibilities of all kinds of geometric shapes.
From almost the beginning of Modern Art, some artists became very involved with ideas using shapes that were entirely geometric, and were especially creative with square shapes.
As time went on, some artists came to delight in visual effects that teased people's eyes by presenting geometric shapes in ways that were more like visual puzzles.

Please enjoy my YouTube Video
Directed by Olga Dmytrenko
(Abstravaganza Studio Production)

To enlarge please click on the square next to the sound button.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2009
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2009

Artwork For Sale
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Small Acrylics on Canvas
Framed in simple black 10x20 in (25x50 cm) shadow box frame.
Each opening 4x6 in (10x15 cm)
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Laurel Talabere 11 Dec 2009

Another fantastic triptych!!

lillianhibiscus 06 Dec 2009

What gorgeous work!!! So vibrant and beautiful!

Gregory Edwards 06 Dec 2009

Wonderful: they breathe they flow they bathe in inteaction!!!

Kovács János 06 Dec 2009

Great work, wonderful video! :)

Nira Dabush 06 Dec 2009

STUNNING ABSTRACTS, Olga.. it has a rhythm indeed... Few days ago I found a box with small tiny papers - squares. This very much reminds me of that box with paper.. especially, I see here notes. The u-tube is FANTASTIC.. Fits splendidly with the music.. BRAVO!!