Feng shui is a millenary art which focuses on the flow of energy. It is most of the time related to furniture and decoration, in ancient times it was a very popular activity. Here we have chosen ten masterpieces to help you create good feng shui in your house!
Objects are the main distraction in feng shui, because it is not the thing it is looking for. Feng shui is about purity, about the beauty of simplicity reflected on the positioning of things, for instance, the furniture in a house or the orientation of the construction of a palace. Every single detail is important, but the essential key is the energy. What if this energy flow appears also in a painting? Deep inside the brush strokes…
Abstract art is the art form that most suits and reflects the ideals of feng shui. Looking closely at the definition of the word “abstract,” the meaning becomes interesting. It literally means “ to extract or remove” one thing from another. This is reflected in the painting in the colors chosen, the shapes, and the lines.
Non-figurative art brings us the joy of sensations. Seeing a painting can be a spiritual experience, pointing in favor with feng shui. For example, the fluctuating energy in a room can be arranged with beautiful paintings that reflect the same flowing energy. Here is a recommendation of different paintings that goes with the theme of purity, simplicity, order, and overall spirituality!
1. Kazimir Malevich, Black Circle
Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935) is well known for his masterpiece Suprematist Composition: White on White, made in 1918, now in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. But he also has some interesting artworks exploring simple and basic figures, such as circles, triangles and squares. The colors chosen and the orientation of them help to balance the piece.
2. Wassily Kandinsky, On White II
Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) was a genius on the language of synesthesia. Mesmerized by jazz music, he created singular pieces based on the sensations they evoked on him :explosions of colors, lines, and irregular shapes… But this concrete artwork, On White II, reflects the perfection of colors and basic shapes. It has a lot of elements, but the entire composition seems to float in the middle of nowhere, giving it an interesting feeling.
3. Sergei Yakovlevich Senkin, Non Objective Composition
Sergei Yakovlevich Senkin (1894–1963, was a painter who studied with Malevich. It is obvious the influence Malevich had on him, even so, he studied the relation of colors and basic forms. He constructed an interesting “building” of colors.
4. Henri Matisse, Landscape at Collioure
Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was a painter who suffered a lot at the end of his career. He had a terrible illness that obligated him to stay in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Even so, he did a lot of artworks using a different technique, collage.
This painting has the beauty of spontaneity. Is fresh and the pastel colors are very subtle. Perfect for decorating the living room.
5. Piet Mondrian, Composition No. 10
Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) explored abstraction in the simplest figuration. His first inspiration was a tree, evolving into his most famous pieces composed of squares of primary colors and black lines. However, not all of his paintings were painted with paint and brush. Some of them, for example, were made with colored tape and paint.
6. Joan Miró, Bleu II
Joan Miró (1893–1983) was a Spanish painter. This piece is part of a tryptic in which this one is the centerpiece. Blue is the protagonist of the composition, devouring the little dots and red shapes.
7. Hilma af Klint, The Swan, No. 18
Hilma af Klint (1862–1944, is considered one of the first abstract painters in modern history. Her artworks are about inner spirituality and introspection. Colors are very important in feng shui and here is a very nice example of the use of the color red.
8. Lee Krasner, Wilfrid Zogbaum
Here is a painting which Lee Krasner (1908–1984) created in collaboration with Jackson Pollock, her husband. They were a very famous artistic couple. In this artwork, there is a pure action depicted. It reminds me of some kind of a dance.
9. Sonia Delaunay, Rhytme Coloré
Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a designer who spent almost all her life in Paris, where she evolved her art. Circles are the figures she likes to explore the most, along with pastel colors and shades. In these artworks, she achieves a simple balance using a leaning and long lines which divide the canvas.
10. Michael West, Untitled [Double-Sided]
Michael (Corinne) West (1908–1991) used the names Mikael and Michael West for signing her pieces. This in particular is strong and conclusive. It seems like a big and heavy Chinese kanji.
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