Willie Shapira. Explosion. (12/2011). Structurellism.
Here a painting forces, a volcano, an explosion of pure colors, and us here of return to the sources of Structurellism of the Beaudier Painter. To organize the picture starting from the center with keys of split colors, structured or not. Other movements and other painters at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of 20th have them also changed the rules on the level of the color. Impressionists, Vincent Van Gogh, the fauve and Matisse… Each artist adapts his manner to his temperament and sometimes also in his state of hearts. For the violence of the key, in this painting, Willie Shapira is as close to the Beaudier Painter as this one is certain painting of Vincent Van Gogh. The parceling out of let us tons pure and hot is not a simple and easy technical position. It is also necessary to make choices on the level of the composition and the top of work does not resemble what is with the lower part. Having followed the movement since the beginning we can classify the paintings in 2 first families: offensive Structurellism where the colors burst and jump literally to the eyes like the majority of the paintings of the Beaudier Painter, this painting of Willie Shapira, the Swirl of the Dancer of-Flamenco, the same artist and delicate, harmonious and balanced Stucturellism, all in nuances, sometimes surrealist, that of the Virgo Painter and Pierrette Chapus. Magic of Art and proof that the artist not to create not with his brushes or its knives but its spirit and of deepest of its being certain artists can make both ! It is precisely the case of Willie Shapira…
The point of view of the spectator is a little at the top of the geometrical center of the painting.
The central part is made up by the hottest colors yellow, orange, red. The colors with the hot and clear colors spout out to the top, as at the time of an volcanic eruption. The low part of picture is reserved for the cold colors, with the darker colors.
The painting can be divided into zones colors. To the top of the hot and clear colors, yellow, orange, purple, but also of blue. Purple and blue refer to divine and the spiritual nature of the things. Over the line of work in top the green dominates, the green of nature, it does not have there art without the nature which remains always a great source of inspiration. Whereas the keys top are long and seem to rise those of bottom are parcelled out as hundreds of small stones this evokes by the general form and texture the cone of a volcano which would be then in full eruption.
As if it were about a volcano the low part represents the cone, relatively stable, the high part is the eruptive zone, with the multiple colors of fire. Volcanicity is the whole of the processes and phenomena by which rock materials melted, or magmas, rise since the depths of the ground to surface and by which the associated gases are released in the atmosphere. Volcanicity is one of the demonstrations on the surface of the thermal mode which governs the interior of the terrestrial sphere. In the case of the artist it is a little the same thing, the depths of the ground it is its unconscious, and the release of energy is done on the painting. Mayon mount. (Philippines).
The hottest colors are expelled upwards.
The bottom of the painting is a segmentation of cold and white keys.
In the central part we find the hottest colors.
Light : The most luminous zones are at the top of painting. Where are projected the hot colors.
Colors : The carryforward of the colors used to work out the painting on the chromatic circle indicates a contrast between complementary colors.
Similar paintings :
Willie Shapira. Swirl of the Dancer of Flamenco. (2011).
In this insane round one finds the pallet of the colors used in the low part of Explosion. The painting reveals the great capacity of innovation and adaptation of the artist who knew to adapt his subject to the technical constraints of the Structurellism movement. Click to see the website of Willie Shapira.
Willie Shapira. Sky and Sea.
A sunrise between sky and sea can also be the subject of a Structurellist painting.This topic is rather impressive here with in the foreground the sea like an immense wave and a sky with the multiple reflections. The whole made up in a blue harmony of the most beautiful effect. Click to see the web site of Willie Shapira.
The Beaudier Painter. Glances. (2011).
In its painting : Glances, the Beaudier Painter uses also hot colors and we had already made the comparison with the volcanos. “ This red acting, is impassioned, aggressive. It is this same encircled red of orange and yellow as here that one finds in the volcanic explosions. The volcano projects matter in fusion, the painting expels color of fire. ” Click to see the analysis.