Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Spirit of the Flower - Art


In the painting Spirit of the Flower, the nature of a flower is studied in close detail. Not only its physical aspect is depicted, but also its essential character, its spirit, as the painting’s title describes it. The flower itself is featured at the center of the painting, and it is accompanied by two long trails that emerge from its petals and float outward and ultimately beyond the edges of the painting.

The color scheme chosen for this piece is evocative and creates an emotional response in the viewer. A deep red blends with black as the painting’s image meanders across the painting’s white background. These are both very strong colors, red being a color associated with blood and power, and black a traditional color for death. The flower in this painting is powerful and has an essential nature, for it is the lifeblood of the planet. Yet flowers themselves are not long lasting. As is suggested by the black color creeping into the flower, all blooms must die before much time has passed.

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