Monday, September 7, 2009

Prisms - Art


Prisms is a study in the refractive power of the prism, which is a powerful natural phenomenon with the capacity to split white light into the colors of light that combine to create pure, white light. Blocks of color in this painting are quite vibrant, and almost jewel-like in nature. The geometric, sharp edges of the blocks are like the sharp edges of a cut precious stone. Like the prism, these transparent jewels reflect and refract light in multiple directions.

The full range of the color spectrum is represented in this piece. From black to blue to yellow to red, the colors shine in this piece with the power of reflected light. The blocks of color seem to emanate from a central point, potentially the location of the prism alluded to in the painting’s title. Like light from a prism, the colors spring forth from a single point. Prisms is an interesting depiction of this captivating naturally refractive power.

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