Friday, June 5, 2015

Geometry in Art, Geometric art or Artful geometry?

The Japanese artist folds light as a paper - very appropriate for  2015 - The Year of the Light

Or how about The Geometry of Hope?
It is a work by Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (b. Qazvin, Iran, 1924) who at the age of 91 had her first U.S. museum exhibition of mirror works and drawings in Guggenheim museum. Once a master told her that "everything is in geometry" and she followed his advice, exploring geometry through her art. Some more about her art here and here and here and her life story is here.

If light is too visceral - have your Zen moment watching these mesmerizing sand drawing machines:

or think of sand turning into glass and then into segmented glass sculptures by Jiyong Lee:

More pics and a video here.

I know - late following fashion - still enjoy Carolina Herrera's SS 2014 collection Lines and Geometry, which reviewers called "Lessons in Geometry";
Line segments turning into conceptual art in Hamid Naderi Yeganeh art:
More about his art here .

Lines become alive with dancers "bending" the light: