Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Blue Storm - Art


Blue Storm is an enigmatic piece featuring a dark, ominous cloud as the central figure of the painting. This cloud is not hazy or airy in texture; rather, it is composed of broad, strong strokes of color, creating an opacity that evokes a thunderstorm which has covered the sky in a thick cloak of clouds that is impenetrable to the eye. The roiling plumes of the cloud twist and bend around each other, giving an impression of strong winds and writhing movement.

The blue color of this storm has significance, for the color blue is often associated with water, suggesting that this is a cloud that will bring torrential rain. Blue is also associated with cold, so perhaps the rain could in fact be a blizzard of dense and relentless snow. In either case, the storm in the painting is an ominous image of pending natural disaster.


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