The plan is slightly inclined

Simple geometric forms communicate complex ideas. Two symmetrical shapes, which can be interpreted as equally inclined planes or mechanical structures, are clearly outlined against a uniform, pastel background.


The use of linear elements creates the illusion of three-dimensional space on the flat surface of the canvas.


The flat color in the painting, with its subtle, pink tones, gives the work a calm, yet simultaneously warm mood. In contrast are two figurative figures.


The composition of the work balances between symmetry and asymmetry, where each element is precisely placed, creating a sense of balance despite the slightly asymmetrical arrangement of the two figures.


The simplicity of form and the limitation to a few colors allow for a focus on the symbolism and emotions that the painting is meant to evoke.


Boundaries in this painting are lines subtle and unnoticed at first glance, similar to the delicate incline of a slope. In life, too, boundaries are often unclear or unnoticed. Sometimes they are only recognized after being crossed.


The slightly inclined plane is a metaphor for changes that occur slowly and inevitably, similar to movement on a gently sloping surface. The lines in this composition are life paths and human experiences, which are not always straight or predictable.

Series Limits
Year completed 2022
Autor Magdalena Nowatkowska
Technique Acrylic on cotton canvas

54 x 74 x 4 cm / 21.3 x 29.1 x 1.6 (framed)

50 x 70 x 2 cm / 19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 (without frame)

Inventory G006
Availability in private collection