Friday, July 17, 2009

Indian Fantasy of Freedom - Art


In Indian Fantasy of Freedom, the juxtaposition of light and dark creates a vivid portrait of freedom. A pale, neutral shade of beige dominates the painting, sweeping across the painting’s landscape in graceful curves. The beige curves are well spaced and expansive, as thought they have limitless room in which to spread and move as they would wish. These graceful curves represent the very land itself – free open space across which Native Americans once moved without restriction.

The darker circles in the painting are significant as well. These dark blue orbs are broadly spaced, with much of the painting’s landscape between them. The widely space configuration of these dark circles represents the wide spaces that once existed between Native American communities. Before being forced into smaller and smaller spaces, Native Americans covered a massive continent, and much space was available to them in which they settled and lived.

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