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Moon Vehicle Number One

£125.00

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Ink on Fine Art A4 paper:

  • Acid- and lignin- free for long term image and structural performance
  • Natural White 200gsm will not yellow over time with textured surface to complement art
  • Free of optical brightening agents
  • ISO9706 International Standard for long life papers and board
  • FSC certified responsibly sourced material

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Framing Suggestions

No frame is sold with this work, but here are some framing suggestions:

The Circle

The circle, a symbol of unity, infinity, and perfection, has held a captivating presence in the ever-evolving landscape of modern art. From the geometric abstractions of the early 20th century to the thought-provoking installations of today, this fundamental form has been reinterpreted and reimagined by countless artists, offering a glimpse into the diverse movements and artistic expressions of the modern era.

Early 20th Century: Geometric Explorations

Constructivism

Pioneered by artists like Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, Constructivism embraced basic geometric shapes like the circle as building blocks for their minimalist and abstract compositions. These circles often served as symbols of the universe and the harmonious balance of the world.

Bauhaus

The Bauhaus movement, renowned for its emphasis on functionality and clean lines, also incorporated the circle into its artistic vocabulary. In furniture like the Wassily Chair, circles contributed to both structural integrity and visual appeal. Additionally, artists like Johannes Itten explored the colour theory implications of the circle, linking it to specific emotions and visual harmony.

Mid-20th Century: Dynamism & Play

Abstract Expressionism

While not solely focused on geometric forms, abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock sometimes used circles in their dynamic and gestural works. These circles added a sense of movement and fluidity to the often chaotic compositions, reflecting the artists’ exploration of the subconscious and inner world.

Pop Art

The vibrant and playful world of Pop Art embraced the circle in its iconic imagery. Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans and Jasper Johns’ targets utilised bold, circular shapes and flat perspectives, challenging traditional notions of art and reflecting the consumerist culture of the era.

Utility Beyond Artwork

Graphic design

Logos and symbols often utilise circles to convey unity, simplicity, and global accessibility.

Architecture

Circular buildings and structures, like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum, create a sense of movement and fluidity, pushing the boundaries of traditional architectural forms.

Fashion

The circle appears in clothing designs, from circular necklines to polka dot patterns, adding a touch of whimsy and visual interest.

The circle’s enduring presence in modern art isn’t just about its aesthetic appeal; it reflects a deep-seated fascination with its symbolism and versatility. From representing the fundamental elements of the universe to embodying the playful spirit of Pop Art, the circle continues to inspire and challenge artists, reminding us of the power of simple forms to evoke emotions, spark dialogue, and shape our understanding of the world around us.

Size

A4, 210mm x 297mm