Monday, June 29, 2009

Anonymous - Art

Anonymous, a dark, forbidding piece, features a freeform figure standing in a gray landscape. The lines of the painting swirl and arc in all directions, creating a feeling of erratic movement. The strange and mildly discombobulating movement of the lines gives the viewer a sense of chaos and danger. The dark, monochromatic color scheme of this piece also contributes to its sense of menace.

This painting touches on the fears that every person has of true anonymity and obscurity. Being forgotten is a frightening prospect to most people, and each person will come up with his or her own solution, whether it is to have children, write a book, or write graffiti on a stone wall. Anonymous, a cleverly titled piece, examines the natural human fear of having one’s identity erased by death.

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