Here are two mind teasers about
what colors can do.
Ever heard of the Push-'n-Pull color technique?
"Cool, you blink and the red & grey become outside walls
then you blink and they are inside walls..
These are so cool!!"
I turned the example I painted and look what happened to the depth of the colors! Amazing!
ABOUT THE DUTCH ARTIST M.C. ESCHER (1893-1972)
Escher was a great master of tessellation (tiling).
What is a tessellation?
Tessellation is a closed shape or polygon that repeats on all sides without leaving any gaps.
He created symmetrical
designs and tesselations, which he
described as "congruent, convex polygons
Contrast is necessary in tessellation.
Contrasts in color, value and tone make contour lines between shapes, so we can distinguish between forms.
Contrast epitomized the dualism of negative and positive space.
All 2-dimensional tesselations have one
important property: they can be extended
the plane infinitely in every direction.
Basic to all 2 dimensional tesselations are the three motions of symmetry: translation, rotation, and reflection.
Certain shapes naturally create translating tesselations.
For instance these squares, but also triangles, parallelograms and hexagrams all tessellate.
This diptych is proudly hanging at the art
which I organized for my students Abstract Advanced Class
at the University of Delaware
(Wilmington Campus - Academy of LifeLong Learning
Will be sold as a diptych or separate.
Copyright Olga van Dijk
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