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name pronunciation

MUH-REE-nuh KUNT-ser

HOW I CREATE ART

Ideas for my paintings usually came from interactions with the outside world, that become an idea of some kind of logic or just emotions that transform to colorful lines and objects. Sometimes I just start with line and idea comes after, sometimes I start with one idea and find out, that it's transformed to different idea. A mix of feelings find harmony on canvas. So I do not have recipe for how I create art - I just do. And everything - my feelings, thoughts, interaction with people end up on my canvases. But they are  mine and I can transform all this into an art - and you can see your story, your feelings or thoughts in my art. Or there are titles and descriptions that can help you to understand it.

 

I spent a lot of years finding  my style, found the best technique for me and chose materials. And step by step I came to the fact, that oil paints and canvas are the best materials for me.

ORPHISM - hundred years later

Orphism or Orphic Cubism, a term coined by the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire in 1912, was an offshoot of Cubism that focused on pure abstraction and bright colors, influenced by Fauvism. Orphism was based in Cubism, but with a new emphasis on color, influenced by the Neo-Impressionists and the Symbolists. The meaning of the term Orphism was elusive when it first appeared and remains to some extent vague.

The Orphists were rooted in Cubism but moved toward a pure lyrical abstraction, seeing painting as the bringing together of a sensation of pure colors. The term Orphism most obviously embraced paintings by František Kupka, Robert Delaunay and Sonia Delaunay, if limited to implications imposed by color, light, and the expression of non-representational compositions. Even Robert Delaunay thought this description misrepresented his intentions, though his temporary classification as Orphic had proved successful. The American painters Patrick Henry Bruce and Arthur Burdett Frost, two of Delaunay’s pupils, strove to create a similar art-form circa 1912. Essentially a stylistic sub-category of Abstract art created by Apollinaire, Orphism was an elusive term from which artists included within its scope persistently attempted to detach themselves.
*This information is from Wikipedia article Orphism (art).

For a long time I just called my art Abstract, but that is too general. I found that about 100 years ago  sub-category of Abstract art - Orphism was defined, which is very close to what I create. In my case first I found my style without naming it. After a while I saw Sonia Delaunay’s art and realized that I have similar art language.