Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lost Messenger - Art

In Lost Messenger, broad, vibrant strokes of red create a visually striking, abstract image. The monochromatic red color scheme used in this painting is arresting, the vibrancy of the red all the more apparent for its placement in a spare, white background. This minimalist piece is beautiful and memorable, its strong lines creating a striking design.

The red color chosen for this piece is a significant element in the painting, particularly given its abstract form and minimalist style. Red is a color typically associated with blood and war, and the “lost messenger” image alluded to by the painting’s title could represent loss through death. Blood is also associated with vitality and life forces, which could indicate that these are being lost, bled out of the messenger as he dies slowly, life force leaking out in an abstract pattern.

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