5 Artists You'll Love If You Like To Solve Puzzles

5 Artists You'll Love If You Like To Solve Puzzles

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By: Diana Garrido

March 15, 2017

Art 5 Artists You'll Love If You Like To Solve Puzzles
Avatar of Diana Garrido

By: Diana Garrido

March 15, 2017

The Last Supper following the basic principles of symmetry and perspective. Jesus appears at the center of the painting, and from his position, one could trace two imaginary lines that create a pyramid where the other elements of the image appear. The apostles are positioned in two of the thirds that divide the image.

Take a look at these masters and the complexity of their work.

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In the same way, The Mona Lisa

 was created under the same principle. It was composed following the "rule of thirds." Her face is situated in the middle of one of the thirds while her right eye –the first thing one notices– and her hand are located over one of the intersection points. The "golden ratio" starts also in her right eye and finishes in her hands. If we cut out her face, the symmetry, the rule of thirds, and the golden ratio would still be there.

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This Belgian painter based his work on the oneiric. The first phase of his artistic life was influenced by the work of Giorgio De Chirico, so it has futuristic and rational elements included. The second phase was more related to surrealism, an artistic trend of his time. As a result of this combination, Magritte developed a unique style in which he introduced symbols representing the dreamscape. 

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In Magritte's work, the puzzles belong to the conceptual field instead of da Vinci's use of geometry. Despite this, the painter thought spectators would form their own analysis based on their own perspectives and contexts. He portrayed his dreams or the things he imagined so that, later on, spectators would read it using their own imagination.

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Magritte inserted language into his pieces; he used metaphors, hyperboles, and other figures of speech to add layers of mystery and depth to his paintings. His work aims to make spectators question their preconceived ideas about life and art. 

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When he was still very young, Seurat started working at Pablo Lehmann's workshop, where he learned some techniques about light and color that later on he would apply in his work. He became an expert in impressionism and later on revolutionized it by creating neo-impressionism.< >< >artist puzzles pointillism-w636-h600

He was a pioneer in pointillism, a technique based on the use of small dots and primary colors to create different perspectives and color intensities. His work was so groundbreaking that even many composers transferred his principles into the field of music. Just as with paintings, listeners would recognize basic, separated sounds, but once they were together, they would perceive intense melodies.

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Salvador Dalí

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The eccentric Spanish painter was so influenced by surrealism that he soon became its most important representative. Dalí didn't have a set esthetic ideology, on the contrary, his vision would wander across many art rules and movements, creating a symbolic, dream-like universe. This is now called the "paranoiac-critical method."

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This method consists of a game of words related to jokes, dreams, and paranoia. Dalí's paintings insert conventional images into abstract settings, which represent the irrational, as Freud termed it.