Rotating Color Discs
Rahman Ahmadi Maleki
Reprinted from: Honar Nameh, University of Art, Tehran, No. 6, 2000 (A brief of the article)
In the last two centuries, round or circular forms have been used more than any others, in order to convey concepts in painting and graphic arts.
This has been an unconscious act on the part of artists, who may complement one form with another.
But, the circle has been the most widely present, because it is a symbol of the sky, the sun, the fluidity, and it is more in agreement with pictorial imagery.
It is sometimes used from a formal perspective to create contradiction and visual variety among straight and angular lines and surfaces.