Sunday, September 27, 2009

Inviting Life - Art


In Inviting Life, a warm, monochromatic color scheme provides a sense of heat and life that is both uplifting and visually striking. The rosy color chosen for this piece is both beautiful and inspiring. This pinkish-red color provides a sense of warmth, which gives the image in the painting the appearance of a living thing with natural body heat. Rosy colors are also often associated with optimism, and this shade gives the painting a sense of expectant joy, of waiting for good things to happen.

The abstract figure in this piece does not have the appearance of a naturalistic human figure, yet its shape suggests humanity in general. By giving this figure an abstract shape, the artist allows this man or woman to stand as a symbol for humanity itself, and the great potential for good that mankind has inherent to its nature. The arms of this figure are outstretched, as though reaching for great heights. This posture represents humanity’s ambition, its yearning for better things.

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