10 Aug 2020

Surrealism and Symbolism Paintings

Oil paintings that tell a story through symbolism and surrealism.

Acclaimed Surrealist painter Vladimir Kush has made three appearances on Designstack. His work is very clever and not only is there a lot of thought behind it, but it also allow us to exercise our imagination when reading it.

I use "read" instead of looking, because there are codes and hidden meanings within painting. There are little clues that point you to the meaning the artist intended, or one very personal to you.
Take for example the painting called "Western Passage", the top of the masts are keys and the sun and its reflection form a shape of a keyhole.

A fuller explanation and exploration of a painting can be seen in the one called "Current". The detailed investigation comes from the artist's site:
"The painter draws a clear analogy between current lines and growth rings of a tree. For annual rings reflect the current of time, the time stream. Their thickness or thinness tells us much about the past. Was it the time of hurricanes or river floods, of the great heat or the great ice? A man is drawn into the stream of life. Though, knowing the past, he tries to direct the movement of his boat, the flow of time inexorably carries him away to the new shores. Whirlpools, shallows, and rough current do not leave time for thinking – so is the message underlying the picture. The cool greenish colors correspond to this mood."

I didn't put all of the explanations, otherwise this post would be too long. Don't worry if you don't have the full meaning at hand, you have the painting and the title from Kush; you now have a starting point to interpret the artist's meaning or, make up your own.

For more of Kush's work here on DesignStack, press this LINK.

Full Steam Ahead.
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Open World.
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Descent to the Mediterranean.
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Music of the Woods.
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Ocean Roar.
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Planet Sunflower.
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Infinity Trail.
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Behind the Trees.
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Western Passage.
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Safe Harbor.
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