Geometric Redux Study after Van Gogh’s Starry Night

Andre Brik
What I like the most when creating the geometric reduction exercises is that they make me study and understand more about my favorite artists and their masterpieces. While I change the proportion of the original work, transform the composition into basic figures, find matching lines, simplify color palettes and add new elements, I end up observing the work for hours in its smallest details. At first, I thought it was absurd to reduce V.G.'s dynamic and anguished iconic strokes to flat and smooth elements. On the other hand, this would be the last thing anyone would think of doing in a reinterpretation of a work by the Dutch master, and perhaps it is what makes the experience valid. For this reinterpretation, I tried to create a contrast between the elements of the painting. So I “lit" the sky by completing it with an art-deco pattern of stylized stars that fit together, and the spirals in the sky which create a link between the elements.
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