Whispers of Movement

“Whispers of Movement” by Magdalena Nowatkowska is a linear abstraction exploring the subtleties of motion and dynamics through the use of line and color. The painting consists of a series of horizontal lines stretched across the entire width of the canvas, with most of the space left empty, lending a sense of lightness and openness to the composition.

The lines are overlaid on a gently tinted background, reminiscent of sand or a pale shade of natural light. At first glance, the composition appears calm and orderly, but subtle waves and curves in some of the lines introduce elements of irregularity and fluidity. The use of various colors to accentuate certain lines—such as blue, red, or brown—may symbolize diversity and introduce rhythm.

These undulating lines can be interpreted as metaphorical whispers, subtle hints of movement and change that are almost imperceptible but nonetheless present. This may suggest that movement and change are inevitable and constant elements of life, although sometimes barely discernible.


“Whispers of Movement” is a painting that speaks of the fluidity of boundaries, of their imperceptibility. There are areas in life where boundaries are felt more than seen, and changes occur slowly and discreetly. It is a search for balance between movement and calm, dynamism and harmony. It is a meditation on the subtle aspects of human experience.

Series Limits
Year completed 2023
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 G069
Availability available