Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Prayer - Art



The Prayer is a haunting piece with spiritual overtones. This beautiful watercolor is presented in a color scheme made up of two colors – blue and red. These colors complement each other, the warmth of the red bringing out the cooler qualities of the blue. The painting’s form is loose and improvisational in the manner of an impromptu, heartfelt prayer. This piece is quite emotionally affecting, and the viewer can feel the weight and substance of the prayer being uttered here.
In this piece, the blue figure is bent as though in prayer. Blue, a color associated with peace and tranquility, reflects the calm emotional state of a person in prayer. The vibrant red circle over which the figure is bent is a key feature of the painting. The red color of the orb suggests heat and energy – perhaps the force and power of the figure’s faith embodied in a spherical image of heat. A beautiful, spiritual piece, The Prayer uses color to imbue the mood with a deeply religious tone.


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