SERIAL PAINTINGS

How to render music pictorial or painting musical?

Music of rhythm and notes, painting of form and colours.

Serial paintings are the result of pictorial, geometric and arithmetic rules based on the golden section and colour combinations or permutations derived from the Fibonacci series.
The canvas is scanned as a musical score from left to right and top to bottom.
The choice of three or four colours indicates the composition’s scale, each one being associated to one of the numbers of the series, a fundamental colour, a third, a fifth and an eventual seventh colour. During the painting, colours are superimposed showing colour combinations.
After all these colours are placed, the rectangles which remain untouched are painted with a so called resolution colour. This colour is obtained by a mixture of the used colours also based on the Fibonacci series. Resolution colour represents musical rest.

Colour permutations within the scale permit series of paintings exploring the same motif. So is the series named “Seasonal variations”.

All paintings are oil on canvas.

4 levogyral colours 2, 2013, 89x113 cm

4 dextrogyral colours 2, 2013, 89x113 cm

4 levofugal colours, 2004, 89x113 cm

Paul K. 1, 2005, 83x65 cm

Paul K. 2, 2005, 113x89 cm

Big bang, 2002, 231x432 cm

Magical squares, 3x3, 5x5, 8x8, 13x13, 21x21, 2002, 191x606 cm

Black serial square, 2000, 90,5x90,5 cm

Splügen, 2000, 127x79 cm

Autumnal variation 2, 2002, 70x89 cm

Spring variation, 2000, 70x89 cm

Summer variation, 2000, 70x89 cm, (sold)

Autumnal variation, 2000, 70x89 cm

Winter variation, 2000, 70x89 cm

4 levogyre colours 1, 2000, 70x89 cm

4 dextrogyre colours 1, 2000, 70x89 cm