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Kinetic art has come a long way since the movement enjoyed international acclaim between 1920 and 1970. The artform, also called kineticism, involves art that features both real and apparent motion.
This style covers sculpture and works on canvas. According to The Art Story, kinetic art flourished as an avant-garde trend in 1955 with artists ‘fascinated by the possibilities of movement in art’.
Today, particularly with the widespread adoption of digital design, kinetic art has transformed into a colourful, contemporary form full of illusion, movement and fluidity.
There’s something superbly anarchistic in this style of art which means, when colour is involved, the unpredictable directional change takes the viewer on multiple different journeys.
That said, when looked on as a whole it seems to make complete sense. That’s the wonder of this fluid genre.
While many artforms observe symmetry, contemporary kineticism celebrates irregularity. Whether it’s achieved with a paint brush or digital brush, the result is dizzyingly dazzling.
Who knew Mondrian style art could boggle one’s mind so completely? Modern art with a twist!
High Energy Blues
Often when we think of kinetics we think of water in its full fluid form. Kinetic artworks in blue evoke the energy and life force of water, one of the five great elements.
Associated with cleansing, healing, loving, intuition and imagination, the element of water is a wonderful way to bring life into a home.
Black, White And Kinetic All Over
Closest to its most traditional form, black and white kineticism combines abstraction and geometry to create big, bold statements.
These pieces combine art and technology by coalescing mechanical and natural motion – quite brilliant really.