Thursday, January 7, 2010
Ways of Life - Art
Ways of Life is a monochromatic painting that uses simple shapes to make a profound observation about the nature of life. The shape that is most prominently featured in this piece is the circle. A series of circles overlap in a linear configuration. These circles represent the cyclical nature of life. Life regenerates itself in a circular fashion, and the overlapping circles in this abstract piece reveal the way that life unfolds in time. The circles represent the repetitive cycles of life, while the linear arrangement of the circles represent the continually forward-moving passage of time.
The orange monochromatic color scheme used in this painting also reflects the nature of life. A color associated with warmth, the orange color in this piece reflects the heat and movement of life. This warm shade creates a visual image of heat, a natural characteristic of life. The combination of a well chosen color scheme and an uncomplicated arrangement of simple shapes creates an impression of life’s warmth and natural continuation.
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