Monday, June 22, 2009

Mystic Flower - Art

In Mystic Flower, a single, tropical flower dominates a portrait of a human figure. The figure in this painting is abstract, the face indistinct and featureless. The flower covers nearly half of the figure’s face, and a vibrantly colored structure on the other side of the figure resembles a coral reef, its lines branched and forked like growing coral in the ocean. This painting suggests the power of natural forces over mankind. Though man has learned to thwart nature in many ways through use of technology, nature remains a force to be reckoned with. The power of nature is represented in the flower’s ability to obscure so much of the figure’s face, blotting out his face and giving him a kind of insignificant anonymity.
The color scheme of this piece is quite vibrant and draws the viewer in immediately. The tropical tones of this piece bring to mind a Caribbean island, with its many flowers and natural objects of beauty. Though the human figure is a prominent feature of this painting, it is the natural objects in this piece that have the most beauty to offer. The coral is striking in the background, and the bright yellow of the flower is vibrant and reflects this living thing’s energy and light. Mystic Flower is a colorful piece that is both visually pleasing and emotionally affecting.

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