Sunday, July 5, 2009

Insano - Art

Insano is a multi-colored, erratic piece using broad, almost violent strokes and a complementary color scheme to product a vivid and disturbing image of mental illness. The strange and unpredictable shapes featured in this painting are disturbing. Broad swirls connote movement that is whirling and out of control. The features of the painting seem wild and barely restrained by the painting’s loose structure. The underlying danger that seems ready to break free is ever-present in this piece.

The colors used in this piece also reflect this sense of lost control. The red color that dominates this piece is often associated with anger and blood. This strong color indicates the violence underlying this painting, though it remains in the background, waiting to break free at any moment. An overlying sense of control is created by the cool green streaks that cross the red background. This control is imposed upon the roiling anger that lies beneath the surface, somehow managing to keep it restrained. Yet the danger remains, and this anger and madness can emerge at any time, giving Insano a sense of impending danger.

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