(or Is the Architecture a Fine Art?) It appears nowadays that people no longer see architecture as a visual art form. Instead, it is often placed under the engineering category. Obviously, “something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. Strictly speaking, the term “fine art” signifies a man-made aesthetically charged form. From this perspective, therefore, any kind of design, whether graphic, industrial or architectural, is a fine art, or at least contains a weighty component of this field. Viewed in this context, architecture has not just been a fine art — I argue it is one of the most important... View Article

November 25, 2016  |  Published by  |  Leave a comment

(Part 2. click to read part-1 ). As it was mentioned in Part 1, rules of conceptual and composition principals are universal for all kinds of visual art, including design. Using the techniques of composition, the artist can manipulate the viewer’s eye, directing it to the important parts of the picture and creating the appropriate effect and mood. Let’s look at a few more examples to help track how this technique has evolved in different styles and eras without diving too deeply into the actual content. lt is fair to say that the search for visual techniques used for better... View Article

October 17, 2016  |  Published by  |  6 Comments

Often working in a team with architects, one sooner or later begins the discussion of whether laws of beauty and composition apply to all forms of art– including all forms of design, from graphic design to interior and industrial design, to architecture as a whole. Of course, the language of expression always differs from media to media. In painting, form takes shape in a brushstroke, line, or just a blotch of color. In architecture, a wall, column, arch, or window will compose the whole. It can be a functional or decorative element– structural or accessory. The units of composition create... View Article

October 14, 2016  |  Published by  |  Leave a comment

Frankly the age old debate about how to build in a historic neighborhood surprises, and even amuses me a little. It would seem natural that when we work on design for a new building, or any other industrial or graphic design, every new idea and the “brush stroke” should be informed by the context of the existing picture. It seems obvious that the goal for new design should be toward evolution of the current condition, and not a force for its destruction. In architecture, and more specifically, in urban planning, each new element or new building should be developed in... View Article

March 8, 2016  |  Published by  |  8 Comments

Painting has attracted me with its capacity to depict randomness and reticence, and likewise, its capacity to show figures lacking clear demarcation. In my opinion, in real life there are no clear boundaries. It is often difficult to determine where one ends and another begins. Everything in our world is in constant motion, and is in a perpetual process of flux from one state to the next. This applies not only to objects, but also to our perception and understanding of these objects. Not only do the boundaries between objects and air blur, so too does the conditional boundary between... View Article

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