Geometric Redux Study after Klimt’s The Kiss

Andre Brik
For the geometric redux reinterpretation homage series I start observing the masterpiece painting in detail: the palette of colors used, the contrasts between light and shadow, the shades and the shapes. Then I sketch a lot, deconstructing the original composition in basic shapes and primary colors. I also use a support grid, a "flexible template" that helps me to find the simplification possibilities without limiting the creativity. Within this grid, I search for alignments, patterns, stylizations, color reductions and shapes up to a maximum point of formal simplification, just a step before the original work can't be recognized. And then I put the "puzzle" pieces together on the computer, fitting shapes and overlapping transparent gradients as in a vectorial “vellatura” so I can recreate the original artwork in my style.
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