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Thursday, January 29, 2009

2 February 2009

“Dream Big II” from etsy seller valentinadesign
This piece is very geometric, with minimal anti-geometric elements for contrast. All illustrative properties are very stylized in that they are geometric: round, linear, shape-oriented. The foliage of the tree is represented by layers circles superimposed for an op effect based on symmetry and color scheme. The trunk and branches of the tree are also stylized in a simple geometric fashion, as are the birds, which repeat the op art circle pattern. In contrast to the geometric and op art placement and color aspects are the portions of the image rendered as black line. As outline, the black line is uneven if not somewhat selectively gloppy. As text, the black line is emphatic, uneven, and scribbled. The overall contrast of the two dominant design techniques melds together for an image that is modern but retro, and playfully sincere.
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“These Dreams” by Heart, from the album "Heart"
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artist: Joan Miro
Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20 , 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Catalan artist best known for his paintings. His works are characterized by strong use of color, abstract geometric forms, and a surrealist bent. Miro, however, was never an official member of the Surrealist movement. He had an artist’s mind and a need to be free to explore whatever artistic endeavors and directions he desired. In other words, he was a classic iconoclast, known for his comment regarding the “assassination of painting” and his use of automatic drawing as a an expression of the subconscious. He rebelled against the idea of painting as a status symbol to promote a decorative or social aesthetic and was profoundly interested in the expression of painting as being a pure form of expression.



  1. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. fantastic work - you've been hearted!!!

  3. Thank you so much for this :)

  4. Thanks for sharing such beautiful work with us!

  5. cool print! Love the colors

  6. I really like that!! I think I will make "Dream Big" my moto.

  7. I love your blog!!! Keep on posting:-)

  8. I really like that Etsy print.