...What Kandinsky Did Next?*

 

 

Welcome to a home for Art and Ideas that celebrate Psycho-Geometrics® in the UK.  Psycho-Geometrics® is the brainchild (and Registered Trademark) of Dr Susan Dellinger.  Dr Susan Dellinger is based in Florida and has licensed practitioners around the Globe.  If you'd like to become one of these, you can contact us via the contact page, and I'll make an introduction for you to Dr Susan.  [*Kandinsky didn't actually create Psycho-Geometrics®, but his art taps into the same Jungian Archetypes or Art-e-types!  Kandinsky saw shapes and colour synaesthetically - music and emotion had colours and form.  Wonderful stuff!]  Dr Susan has tapped into this further with her assertion of Shape Archetypes that you will notice now in all Cultures' Art, Architecture, and Iconography.

 

So What Is It?

Human Beings throughout history have been fascinated with Shapes.  In fact from the very first Cave Paintings to the sophistication of Egyptian Hieroglyphics to the iconography of Brand Images, Shapes feature richly in our heritage.  All these Shapes have meaning to the artist who created them, and to the ecology of the culture in which the artist moved and had their being.

Dr Susan Dellinger reduced this iconography down to five basic shapes.  With these, an artist can construct any image, an architect can build any structure, and you and I can find deep significance.  In fact, we can choose the shape we're in!

So here are the five shapes:

  • The Box
  • The Triangle
  • The Circle
  • The Squiggle
  • The Rectangle

Playing the Shape Game

All you need is a piece of paper and something to write with!  Given the five shapes, all you have to do is put them in priority order for you.  You might, for example, feel that the Circle is the Shape you are most drawn to... in fact it may even be the Shape you draw most when doodling on a phone call!

Before moving to the "Meaning" page [top tabs], please choose the Shapes(s) you are in first...  You will need all 5 Shapes in order because this is about you being rich in preferences - not stuck in one psychological type.  By the way, if you like the concept, I run in-house programmes using a dynamic shape card game.  This game will help you know yourself, understand others, and give your colleagues great feedback on how they come across to you.  I've used it with all group sizes from team meetings to global conferences, and it's always a great hit.  Hit that "Contact" page if you'd like to know more.  OK, what are your five shapes, in order?

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