Female Transformation (part of diptych) by Olga van Dijk

Female Transformation (part of diptych) by 

In the series: "Voor jou mijn kind!
(For you, my child)

From the deep dark depth
reaching out for Love and Light:
First breath of new life.

Haiku by Olga van Dijk©2010

This small painting part of a diptych is about
“Female Transformation and the celebration of Pregnancy.”

As an artist it’s a challenge playing games with the viewer’s eyes.
I explored rhythms and variations of density with small squares, creating a feeling of rhythmic movement not normally found among squares.
To make use of maximum contrasts in these almost monochrome (collage/)paintings I incorporated red car paint chips and round shapes, the shape of a growing baby in the mother’s belly.
The importance of squares in art, together with other basic geometric shapes, changed with the arrival of Modern Art about 100 years ago, especially Cubism.
This change caused painters, sculptors and printmakers to become excited about the creative possibilities of all kinds of geometric shapes.
From almost the beginning of Modern Art, some artists became very involved with ideas using shapes that were entirely geometric, and were especially creative with square shapes.
As time went on, some artists came to delight in visual effects that teased people’s eyes by presenting geometric shapes in ways that were more like visual puzzles.

Small mixed media COLLAGE on canvas.
(I Used acrylics, oil and red car paint chips.)
Dimensions: 5×7 inches (12.7 × 17.8 cm)
White museum matting and framed in simple black wooden frame.
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abstract, blue, baby, female, women, pregnant


  • Olga van Dijk
    Olga van Dijkabout 5 years ago

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 5 years ago

    Great art-work Olga and interesting text.

  • Oh thank you dear!!

    – Olga van Dijk

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylabout 5 years ago

    Ik vond het bijschrift heel erg interessant en leersaam.
    for adding this artwork to the African Art at Heart Group

  • Oh dank je wel Susan!! Lief van je!

    – Olga van Dijk

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsabout 5 years ago

    An interesting well composed abstract Olga.

  • Dank je Thea!! Altijd blij met je reacties!

    – Olga van Dijk

  • RC deWinter
    RC deWinterabout 5 years ago

    Utterly captivating work, Olga…:-)

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