Form refers to the element of shape within an art work; it’s an aesthetic deal breaker for most, often subconsciously. We look at everything from clothes to plates of food with an ‘attracted or not’ sensibility. Our entire environment is made up of forms that can be pleasing to us, or not. Our individual attraction to form is another of the wonderful things that makes us all different.
In art, some people are drawn to long flowing forms, energetic brushwork, or blending meandering colours. These are abstract forms. Some people prefer more defined, clear forms like the outline of an object or a realistic image. Regardless, an expression or visual intention drawn or painted well can trigger joy and that’s the aim.
Form (and often colour) is the done well element of a painting. A lot of technical ability lies in form and it’s often the most studied element in an artist’s development. Form can be the symbol of an artist’s work, the thing we recognise them by. Van Gough and Picasso are recognised for their unique form. Most world famous artists are.
Therefore, it is a vital ingredient in the art love recipe. If you don’t like the form you are looking at, you’re not going to want to live with it or to include it in the environment you are designing.
The beauty of Red T Multiples means that if you are particularly drawn to a specific form in just a section of an art work, you can crop it and make that the unique piece of art you live with. We’ve made sure we have a lot of options in the Red T Multiples collection to cover all tastes. Everything from subtle abstracts to bold brushwork, even some realism. Check out the gallery to see more.