Monday, June 16, 2014

Geometric Art Challenge


We're all familiar with geometric shapes.

http://questgarden.com/119/12/3/110213152608/

This week, the challenge is to revisit the shapes we 
learned about during our first years in school!


It's amazing what can be done with simple geometric forms.
http://chalker.blogs.com/hale/2012/08/
 
The above piece is purely abstract.


The piece below is also abstract, but clearly has recognizable buildings
while still using only geometric shapes.
 
http://blog.ebsqart.com/2009/09/17/ebsq-spotlight-on-abstract-geometric-maeve-wright/
 
 
Have you ever imagined that something as organic and graceful 
as the human figure could be assembled with geometric parts? 
I think it's a very good way to start, based on this example!
 
http://figureprof.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html
 
This week's challenge is to create something of your choice
using geometric shapes. Never mind the outcome, as long as you
have started with geometry! And of course, have fun in the process ;-)


http://blog.2modern.com/2012/02/colorful-ojos-de-dios-yarn-mandalas.html
Mandalas incorporate geometry.
This one was created with yarn.



Some contemporary artists are designing softer and fresher patterns
incorporating geometric shapes like this one by Rachel Cave.
http://www.rachelcave.co.uk/


Geometric forms don't have to be cold and hard-edged.
I love this painting by Melissa Polomsky.
 
 
Plenty of geometry here . . .
It's not all modern art!
http://themathematicaltourist.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/de-la-hires-geometry/
 
Read about Laurent de la Hire's geometry HERE.


I hope these images have got you thinking about 
what you can do with geometric shapes.
 
Have fun, and see you back here by 
Sunday, June 22 at noon eastern time.

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3 comments:

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Geometrics can be a lot of fun. Blessings!

Diane said...

Thanks for the inspiration-- not my normal thing, but I like how my ATC turned out. Happy summer to you!

peggy gatto said...

I had fun!

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