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Achieving balance by the use of opposition between elements rather than symmetry in Mondrian and Jung

Exploring the unconscious, collective and mythological aspects in Art As psychology and the dive into the unconscious becomes a source of inspiration and new grounds for self awareness and discoveries for many artists of 20th century, Jung is trying to differentiate between the unconscious as something belonging to nature and art as something that is articulating in the organized way the access to the unconscious mind. Jung often referred to the unconscious as a violent force and observed early on that cultural conditioning more often than not suppress referencing to that aspect of individual. This somehow coincided with the formative...

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Rothko and the active surrender into the exaltation of the art forms, the power of mythology and filling the spiritual void

Filling in the void with the mythological, dramatic, spiritual power that drives this world forward according to Mark Rothko With Rothko, we are launching into the abstract, spiritual, powerful through his visual expressions. He used to say “The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.” My first impression when seeing the paintings by Rothko were along the lines of questioning if he is using or misusing the concept of abstraction, however when I read this: “The perception of beauty is definitely an emotional experience. That does not mean exclusively the human emotionalism...

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Marc Chagall dream of humanity, folk inspired visual thoughts and finding the meaning in life by doing something that doesn’t revert the gaze away from the sky and the stars

Reality is processed into distilled form that reveals the working of the mind Unlike most of his contemporaries, running away from the horrors of the reality between 1914 and 1945, during the two wars and dark European history, Chagall almost religiously embraced those tragedies, distilled them and transferred into the paintings, focusing on the dream like, warm atmosphere with folk and religious elements. The symbolism is deeply poetical and the use of color seems to immediately attract the viewers. He remained faithful to the figurative treatment of the objects in his paintings, and even though he inspired, explored and was influenced...

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How the atmosphere of the nature, devoid of Sun inspires the mind to create inner world full of color, optimism and serenity in Henri Matisse’s world

Birth of the inner joy painting the world that is missing through desired shapes, patterns and colors   Sometimes we find our inspiration in the darkest moments, and create and nurture it further into the revolution of painting, writing, music, technology,….really anything. Then we wonder about those among us that didn’t have the dark moments to experience, and like caterpillar that had it too easy, was unable to develop the wings strong enough to fly. Matisse grew up in a small place in Northern France with gloomy weather, and the absence of Sun made him explore/create the inner world...

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Exploring the metaphysics and powerful influence that started with Giorgio De Chirico and continued throughout 20th century

Metaphysics was born out of philosophy and there was no need for dreams to be mystified De Chirico studied the philosophers Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Weininger from the early formative years and it is apparently no wonder that he was considered the founding force of what was to come for 20th century painters. His contemporaries admired his Metaphysical period 1909 to 1919 and considered it the foundation of Surrealism. What was to come afterwards was the exploration of dreams, merging of art and many other disciplines, the explosive force of innovations starting from theoretical physics to infinitely improving machines. For De Chirico, however the...

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