"The Art of Diving XIV"


Germany

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Size: 63 H x 23.6 W x 2 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic and Metal on Canvas.

Technical details:

The canvas is stretched on a massive wooden frame about 2 inches deep. The silver parts are attached in classic gold plating technique with composition aluminum leaves. The painting of the figure is carried out with acrylic colors. The edges are as well all silver plated like the artwork itself. One can install the work the way it is. No additional framing is needed.

Notice:

Please be aware that the metal covered background consists of aluminum leaves of the same kind. The lighter and more somber parts arise due to lighting and digitalization. The colors of the acrylic painting as well can differ to a certain degree due to digitalization and screen display.

Artistic details:

Like with all my Diving Paintings I absolutely adore and celebrate the beauty of diving. I like to show diving as an artistic, joyful and deeply esthetic happening. It’s not mere sports but a passion and a style of life. The design of the swimsuit is inspired by the art of Keith Haring. It underlines the artistry of her jump and gives a refreshing contrast to the realistic interpretation of the diving body. The interacting figures show in a playful way the joy of diving and the communion between human and dolphin. It indicates the transformation of humans into dolphins and vice versa. It deepens the symbolic character of the work.

When asked what makes his paintings different from others Keith Haring is said to have replied “I don’t know how my stroke becomes my stroke … how to explain … it’s got to do with spirit and magic.” Every artist creates his own magic. His own unique signature of life. In this sense I like to quote this great artist and give my own touch of magic to it.

Keywords: Beach, Blond, Sunset, Surf, Swim, Swimsuit, Water, Transformation, Olympics, Dive, Dolphin, Keith Haring

Subjects: Body

Styles: Figurative, Fine Art, Pop Art, Street Art, Realism

Mediums: Acrylic, Metal

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Body Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Street Art Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Metal Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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