Analytical Art

Here is a quick intro - a Power Point presentation in PDF format, a very short and simple overview of the Analytical Art. This website is a more detailed description of the Analytical Art origin, concepts, and its contemporary state.



Analytical Art was born at the beginning of the 20th century as one of the ways to give an artwork its intrinsic value, so it wouldn't be just a window to an outside world, or description of something, or enlivening to the interior or printed text as it always was before.

The minimalistic details of build-up forms, and the actual physical and intellectual process of creating them on canvas are both the substance of Analytical Art. The paintings are not worked out in detail before being started on the finished scale.

The image is constructive/meaningful conclusion made out of suprematist "atoms".

While making the conclusion, an artist has to choose one and reject all the other possibilities; therefore, each painting is a "grave" for many of them. Because of that choice Analytical Art is a reflection not of an outside world, but of artist's subconsciousness and intuition.

The most popular methods of penetrating the human subconsciousness used by the 20th century artists and non-artists:

Meditation is good for the mental health and self-awareness, but it is not an artistic or creative method as such.

Consciousness flow is good for psychoanalysis and criminal expertise (i.e., under hypnosis), but it's not artistic or creative either.

Drugs and alcohol are really harmful to people's health, both physical and mental.

Paranoic visions are not available for all the people, the normal person by definition is uncapable of paranoic or schizofrenic or any other psychotic delusions.

Analytical Art is the only existing school that teaches its students to overcome the censorship of consciousness without being insane, a drug addict, or an alcoholic.

There were many geniuses in the 20th century, some of them even had students. However, they essentially replicated their masters' styles. The students were taught to "paint in the spirit of ..." The masters' position would not allow the student to wander away from the host teacher's style, and come up with one's own, or else it would be something totally different. Picasso cannot be passed down to students, it's either a copy, or has nothing to do with him. In the Analytical system people are not supposed to parrot their teacher, but rather grow up on their own.

20th century ended with artistic approach, the only charachteristic of which is the histerical and desperate search of anything remotely stable and logical. At the moment there is no movement or "ism" that can satisfy this search other than Analytical Art, which has a method, a school, a possibility of being taught, followed and developed.

The reason why this Art is not as popular as it deserves to be is probably the necessity of working for a long time on each painting to make that "conclusion", while in the time period it appeared (the Russian Revolution years) the pieces of art were being created in one evening and nobody would spent a long time on any kind of analysis, especially if it is about subconsciousness and depth of it. It was a time of extremely quick and radical changes, not good for Analytical Art with its long hours work. Now its time came, and I try as much as I can to popularize it, make people familiar with it and I believe sooner or later Analytical Art will take the place it deserves in the world's art stage as well as history.

Visual Art of the first half of the 20th century: Increasing efforts to seek the ways towards the inner world of the human and the means of its expression.

(V. Kandinski On Spirituality in Art)

Visual Art of the second half of the 20th century: Creating the interiors.

By the end of the 20th century the School of Analytical Art is the only one that posesses the method of penetrating the inner world of the human and its artistic expression.

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