Thursday, September 10, 2009

Broken Star - Art


Broken Star is a colorful depiction of an awe-inspiring phenomenon that takes place in our universe – the death of a star. In this painting, the lines are quite simple, revealing two blue orbs, one of them nearly obscured by the edge of the painting, and lines of vibrant red that blaze across the landscape. The blue orbs are recognizable as the image of spherical stars out in the vastness of space. The red streaks emanate in every direction, like rays of light or energy coming from the stars.
The colors in this piece play a central role in imbuing this piece with meaning and significance. The cool blue color of the stars in the painting evokes the natural cooling process that accompanies the death of a star. The bright red streaks represent the heat and energy now departing from the star, floating out into the universe in the form of quickly traveling rays.

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