Saturday, June 6, 2009

Concerned Form - Art


Concerned Form is an uncomplicated piece painting in broad, yet airy strokes of red. The bent figure in the painting has few details; it is merely the suggestion of a shape. Yet this figure is instantly recognizable as the image of a human bent down to kneel on the ground. This posture suggests prayer, grief, pain, and other key elements of the human experience. The kneeling shape of this figure evokes immediately emotional response in the painting’s viewer.

The red color that is featured in this painting is significant to note as well. Red is associated with danger and warns of impending danger. This color of danger is suggestive of the source of concern alluded to in the painting’s title. The figure in the painting is consumed with this worry, the alarming red shade covering the entire form. Concerned Form is an exceedingly simple piece that effectively captures the all-consuming nature of worry.


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