Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cultural Defense - Art


Cultural Defense is a simple, abstract piece with a primarily yellow color scheme. In this piece, warm shades of yellow blend with pale orange to create a vision of heat and light. Streaks of yellow and orange move across the painting’s landscape, traveling in ray-like lines that evoke the sun’s light and heat. A set of three streaks on one side of the painting seems to be moving at a high speed, movement suggested by the graduated traveling arrangement of the three swatches of color.

These three streaks of color appear to be prepared to bombard the large yellow structure that occupies the center of the painting. This yellow section acts as a defense against the heat of the orange streaks preparing to strike, invoking the defense mentioned in this painting’s title. Cultural Defense is a compelling piece, suggestive of movement and impending impact, though it uses simple colors and patterns to create this effect.



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