Friday, June 26, 2009
Inner Anger - Art
The abstract image featured in this painting is a fanciful portrait of a human face, its features stretched and altered to produce a visually arresting effect. The features of the face – its eyes, nose, and mouth – are distorted and elongated to create a grotesque image that is disturbing and fascinating at the same time. The sardonic smile of the face is captivating and inspires curiosity about the source of amusement for the strange man depicted in this painting.
Though the painting is primary dark in color, with a grayish charcoal background and outline of the unusual face, a few bright spots of color stand out in this piece. A single red eye gives the face an off-kilter appearance and an impression of deformity or strangeness to the face. A green-colored mouth is another unusual feature of this piece, which is itself entirely strange and mysterious in its treatment of this portrait.
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