Friday, August 14, 2009

Formless - Art

Formless is an abstract piece that provides juxtaposition between two very different figures. One figure that is featured prominent in this piece is a small, dense circle of black, so small in comparison to the other figure that it seems almost like a pinpoint. The other figure in this abstract piece is a freeform, expansive shape made up of widely spaced, thin lines. These two contrasting figures are placed near each other to serve as foils for one another.

The contrast between these two figures is clear. The wildly abstract lines of the larger figure are “formless,” as hinted in the painting’s title. This figure seems without planned shape or form, an abstract, chaotic image that stands in contrast to the small, highly organized circle by its side. This dense circle of color possesses all the qualities that the other figure does not – it has a distinct, recognizable shape, and it has easily discernible boundaries. The contrast between these two figures provides Formless with an interesting sense of competing states of being – organization versus chaos.

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