Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunset - Art


In Sunset, an interesting, contrasting color scheme is used to create a study of the nature of the sun and its movement across the sky toward sunset. Four bright yellow suns feature in this painting, and they line up against one edge of the painting – four vibrant, blazing suns, all in a row. These matching suns represent the various stages of the day – morning, noon, afternoon, and sunset.
The blue streaks that trail behind each of the yellow suns also relate to this visual image of the stages of the day. The streaks are increasingly shorter, representing the fading amount of day that accompanies each passing stage of the day. At sunrise, the whole day lies ahead. At noon, the remaining portion of the day is shorter, in the afternoon it is even shorter, and at sunset, only a small segment of the day remains. This interesting look at the sun’s path across the sky makes Sunset a compelling and thought-provoking piece.

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