Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stelleto - Art


Stelleto is a quirky take on a common, everyday object. This fanciful piece take the image of a woman’s high heeled stiletto shoe and abstracts it, creating a quirky image that grabs the attention. Even the title, with its variant spelling, is clever and original. Just as the title is a variant spelling of the word “stiletto,” so is the image of the shoe somewhat different than a realistic image of the shoe.

The shoe’s pointy heel is broadened substantially. The heel is stronger and sturdier, giving an empowering impression. The shoe itself is only vaguely outlined, its shape general and indistinct. The vibrant red hue of the image gives an impression of heat and energy, a vibrancy that complements the strong, sturdy heel. This painting depicts a stiletto shoe as an empowering object, full of energy and power. By giving this image of a shoe an interesting look and shape, the artist invites the viewer to take a closer look at Stelleto.

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