Architectural Elements in Fauvism

This week I’m posting four art prints that fall under the category of architectural features as a subject matter, but with a presentation style of fauvism. I love architectural details in buildings and I also have a penchant for bright colored abstract styles. It’s kind of fun taking the straight lines of buildings, giving them some surreal curves and bright colors. The results are as follows:

The first two prints are homes of opposing architectural styles located in the Heritage Hill District in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From traditional classic to modern Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Wrap Around Porch
The Blue Geometric Shapes

The next two are completely different architectural styles located on San Juan Island which lies on the Juan de Fuca Strait in the state of Washington. This Island sits just east of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The oyster hut no longer exists, but I was able to capture the look prior to the oyster farm it served tearing it down for a larger more modern facility. The hotel (Hotel De Haro) is in Roche Harbor located on the northern portion of the island.

Oyster Hut

Hotel De Haro

I think they are fun and unique presentations of very straight-line subject matters.

Thoughts?

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32 thoughts on “Architectural Elements in Fauvism

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much Diane!! I like the style not only for the bright surreal colors, but for the surreal shapes also!! I had fun with all of these!! I appreciate the feedback and for you stopping by!! Have a great week!

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  1. Nancy

    The curvy lines add fun and the colors are crazy bright! So fun!
    It’s so enjoyable to see what you come up with next!
    Happy week to you and yours.

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  2. Dan Antion

    I looked at this post last night, Kirt, but when I tried to post my comment, I received an error message. I was told my comment could not be posted 😦

    I love this treatment. The details are visible, but almost more interesting. It’s both curious and fun.

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  3. Sue Slaght

    Now those are some vibrant colors! A fun way to explore architectural styles. the last one is my personal top pick. I almost feel as those the building is moving as I gaze at it.

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  4. Teagan Riordain Geneviene

    Kirt, these are so cool. Some of them make me feel like the ground under my feet took a dip or a jump… or both. I remember the Frank Lloyd Wright house from another post. What you did here is fun. The second one was my favorite, until I got to the oyster shack. That one has so much atmosphere and personality. Terrific work, my friend. Sharing. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for your kind words. I had a lot of fun with them. The oyster shack was a cool little building and I’m glad I got to capture it before it got torn down. The owners are an aunt and uncle of our son in law. He and my daughter had me do the original capture in a rustic sepia format as a gift for them. They loved it. My best to you!!!

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  5. Tiffany Mendonca

    Love the colors! So awesome to see how you can take a straight lined building and making it into something total different, but without taking away the feel of the building (if that makes sense)! Love the artist look you did on these!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Tiffany! I had fun creating them following the fauvism style with the slightly distorted shapes and surreal colors! Bright & bold art. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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      1. Americaoncoffee

        I love architecture too . I find that the historical spatial conceptions from different cultures very interesting. Have an awesome rest of the week yourself. 🎶🍮🍮🎨

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