Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Barricades - Art

Barricades is a dark painting with a menacing mood and a strong sense of impending danger. The fearsome and foreboding nature of this painting suggests the nature of the barricades depicted in this painting. Barriers can have devastating effects on people, particular social barriers that divide and create hostility. This is certainly the type of barricade alluded to in the painting’s title.

The monochromatic black color scheme adds to the dangerous mood of the painting. A color typically associated with evil and death, black fills the frame of this painting in broad, sinister strokes. Barricades is an ominous piece that produces an immediate visceral reaction of fear in the viewer, evoking the nature of barriers and their negative effects on mankind.

Copyright © 2009 Claretta Taylor Webb
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