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Nov 8, 2015

Geometrical  Jewelry? Me??? (4)

Having specialized in Contemporary Art,
(especially in Minimalism),
I found myself influenced by
the clear and clean lines of
minimalist forms.

My new geometric  collection is based
on the generic form of a pentagon.

But my pentagon is a “hybrid creature”:
It is based on the generic geometric form,
but it is not as accurate and equilateral,
because it has been designed
and created by hand.

My pentagons are a kind of nostalgic tribute to
hand-made jewelry!

Jewelry, especially of geometrical designs,
are being designed and made today by machine:
Rhino software, laser cutting and the new 3d dimension printing. 
Unlike all these, my inaccurate pentagons
have the vibrations and the warmth
of a human touch!...

My designs are composed of pentagons of five sizes,
in two forms – full and hollow.

My new Geomtric collection is now on  Chistmas Sale:

Enjoy  the 20% off , valid until 10 December.

See you in my shop


Nov 4, 2015

Geometrical  Jewelry? Me??? (3)

As I’ve already mentioned, in my two previous posts,
I was surprised at myself with my new 

geometric collection.

In this collection,
I was influenced by my other love
(except for Nature)
Being more specific,by
Contemporary Art.

I would like to discuss about another most influential artist
from the beginning of the 20th century,
who focused on geometric forms:

Piet Mondrian  (1872-1944)

The Dutch  artist, who created in the same years
as Malevich, said:

I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible,
 and therefore I abstract everything
until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects."

Mondrian, as Malevich, reduced painting
to basic and generic geometric forms.
He focused on rectangulars, straight lines, and primary colors.
His abstract painting was influenced by
the Theosophical theory, rooted in the antique classical time.

Pier and Ocean, composition no. 10,, 1915.

Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow,
Black, Gray, and Blue, 1921.

According to Mondrian,
the basic vertical and horizontal lines,
based in mathematical principals,
and asymmetrical compositions,
represented the basic universal opposing forces :

-The positive and the negative;
-The dynamic and the static;
-The masculine and the feminine.

While Malevich struggled in creating
under the Communist regime of the USSR,
Mondrian worked in Paris, London and New York.
His late works reflected the western city life style,
especially  “the New York state of mind”,
and the contemporary Jazz rhythms.
We can see it in his last unfinished work,

Broadway Boogie-Woogie,1943.

Alongside with his writings about Neo-Platonism,
and not least important, is the fact that
his works “penetrated” into popular art
and commercial  items:

In fashion:

In furniture:

In children games:

Mondrian’s art influenced not only “high art”,
but also “pop art”.

Here I come to me.
Humble me,
was influenced by abstractization!

I’ll talk about my new
geometric collection
in my next post.
See you there,


Geometrical  Jewelry? Me??? (2)

As I’ve already mentioned, in my previous post,
I was surprised at myself with my new
 geometric collection.
In this collection, I was influenced
by my other love (except for Nature),
Being more specific, by
Contemporary Art.

I would like to discuss about  two most influential artists,
from the beginning of the 20th century,
who focused on geometric forms:

Kasimir Malevich  (1879-1935)

                                             Self Portait, 1910.

Malevich was more radical than his contemporaries,
from the Parisian Avant-guards, the Cubists 
and the Fauvists.

The  Russian artist  named his theory “Supremacism”, 
claiming that painting is a flat, non-representative medium.

Useless to mention, that since its invention,
photography took the task of representation
mimesis ( imitation), quit successfully.

Therefore, according to Malevich, 
has to be composed of abstract  generic forms
mostly of geometric forms,
such as line, square, circle, cross,
which are painted with primary colors (red, blue, yellow).

Aero plane flying, 1915. 

This absolute abstract way of painting, enables the viewer
to contemplate, to concentrate in an invert experience,
instead of looking at  a mimesis of his surroundings.
At times, his theory came close to mysticism.

Dynamic Suprematism/Supremus 1916-17.

In 1915, Malevich already painted complete abstract paintings,
such as the Black  Square.

It contained nothing but a black square, surrounded by
a narrower white square, and a white squared frame.

Malevich lived through the Bolshevik revolution
and could not adjust to the Communist regime.
But fortunately, because of his previous connections
with Western artists,
his ideas and writings had a profound influence
on Western Art, especially on Abstract art,
and about 50 years later –
on Minimalism, and 
on ConceptuallistArt.

 In fact, today the “Malevich Square” 
became the icon and the symbol
of abstract painting!

That is for this time.

My next post will focus on another influential artist.
I won’t tell you now….

Keep tuned…