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Geometrical Forms in Paintings: An Analytical Study

B S Gulia, Kusham Goyat

Abstract


The proportion, measurement, dividing, multiple are the mathematical terms which are also been applied in art making at the learning stage as well as professional level in the field of Fine Arts. In the field of view, the learner may apply it in art like portrait, life study and landscape painting. The function of proportion is to make any one a measure for another part of the form. The mathematical measurements are applied to portrait painting with the relation to the one supposed unit of the figure. Geometry and arithmetic were with the painters of antiquity of such importance that without them art could not be perfected.

                Geometrical forms were used in the different abstract movement stages in philosophical terms as well as modern fashion in the field of fine arts. This reflects the inner world of the artistic soul. In the ‘Abstract’ movement in art Kandinsky, Malvich and Mondrian have had laid the function of such arts through which different aesthetics solutions could express and taste of spirituality also be observed. Circle, line and texture on canvas surface been used by the artists to express the deep creative as well as spiritual feelings through the geometrical forms.


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