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 pattern. So is the series named “Seasonal variations”.

All paintings are oil on canvas.

4 levogyral colours 2, 2013, 89×113 cm

4 dextrogyral colours 2, 2013, 89×113 cm

 Forest rhythms, 2008, 89×113 cm
Mozambican ocher

Marabenta, 2008, 79×127 cm
Mozambican ocher

Fibonacci’s DNA, 2009, 120×120 cm
Polyptych, 5x20x120 cm

Centimetrical yellow, 2007
20×120 cm

Centimetrical Moz, 2008, 20×120 cm
Mozambican ocher

Centimetrical blue, 2006, 20×120 cm

Centimetrical red, 2007, 20×120 cm

Paul K. 2, 2005, 113×89 cm

Winter scintillations, 2006, 100×100 cm

4 levofugal colours, 2004, 89×113 cm

Paul K. 1, 2005, 83×65 cm

Big bang, 2002, 231×432 cm

Magical squares, 3×3, 5×5, 8×8, 13×13, 21×21, 2002, 191×606 cm

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

Splügen, 2000, 127×79 cm

Autumnal variation 2, 2002, 70×89 cm

Spring variation, 2000, 70×89 cm

Summer variation, 2000, 70×89 cm, sold

Autumnal variation, 2000, 70×89 cm

Winter variation, 2000, 70×89 cm

4 levogyre colours 1, 2000, 70×89 cm

4 dextrogyre colours 1, 2000, 70×89 cm