Game store carpet, Paris via keepbusy
Earth isn’t flat but this carpet is. Curving lines produce the illusion that the floor is wildly uneven terrain. (This Parisian game store’s trippy — watch out for that dip.)
Lines, stripes, grids have tremendous influence on our visual comprehension. This blogpost looks at some uses in the visual arts.
Systematic Landscapes by Maya Lin via Cube Me
Stripes Field by Wax Architects via wax-architects
Long-exposure air traffic by Terence Chang via dark in the boy
In the next three examples note how differently each artist creates and contours with line.
Human Form 2 Painting with Light by Jason W via Flickr
Dreams of the Goddess copyright Chris Maher via ebay
Body Lines by Fernand Fonssagrives via PATTERNITY
What a famed Venetian glass artist can do with a batch of same-sized glass canes (rods).
Dinosaur by Lino Tagliapietra via The Morning Call
And what a French fashion luminary can do with striped fabric in a room.
Room design for the Elle Decor Siute by Jean-Paul Gaultier via focusonstyle
Ray-traced 3D digital artwork from 2003, copyright Friedrich A. Lohmueller via his website
Op Art Heart 2D digital artwork, by Marco Braun via Art of Op Art on Flickr
Movement in Squares, 2D tempera on board, 1961, by Bridgit Riley via op-art.co.uk
Bridget Riley + her art, photo via Gallerist
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial The perfectly-tuned monument that introduced Maya Lin to most of us.
- Civil Rights Memorial
- Wave Field at Storm King
- Wax Architects, Beijing & Munich. Urban design, architecture design, interior design, geometry consultancy.
- Stripes Field A series of stripes are generated translating vector properties into spacial organisations. Software: Maya fluid dynamics, Maya Mel.
- Compare this simpler vector field torus
- Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass
- on YouTube, Lino Tagliapietra
- Lerner Contemporary Glass Collection
- Bridget Riley and Op Art via webexhibits.org
- Bridget Riley at the Tate
LOVE this blog, that carpet and the stripes so many shapes that remind me of nodewerk art. Thank you for bringing the world to my doorstep.