Thursday, September 3, 2009

Seas - Art


Seas is a visually stimulating painting dominated by the color yellow. In this unique view of a ship at sea, the sky blazes yellow, and the viewer’s perspective of the landscape appears to be tilted. This tilted view gives the painting excitement and a sense of instability that is unnerving and provocative. The heat and energy of the yellow sky adds to the sense of excitement.

The image of the ship itself indicates a moment of great tension. The ship’s sail appears bowed, as though it had been blown back by a force of great energy. A black ball floats through the air, the image of a cannon ball about to collide with the ship. Clearly, the ship is mid-battle, facing danger, and the energy of the painting draws the reader into this dangerous situation with the ship.

The bright yellow sky brings energy to the painting that is perfectly reflected in the dramatic, action-packed situation of the ship. The sea depicted in the painting is a dangerous one, where attacks can happen at any moment. Yet the energy captured in the moment is not merely alarming but also exciting and compelling.

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