Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Wilting Flower - Art


The composition of The Wilting Flower is simple, yet its simplicity gives the piece a certain kind of mysterious quality. The flower is featured in the painting, along with two crossed blades of grass. There is no other object in the piece. The flower seems to be wilting from the bottom up, its stem curved under the weight of its still turgid and blooming petals. The painting is structurally simple, and the two figures, the flower and the blades of grass, share the focus of the piece.

Because the flower appears to be wilting from the bottom up, a core problem is alluded to – a corruption that comes from the root of the plant itself. This is the nature of most corruption; its seeds are found in the soul of the corrupted entity. The flower’s ultimate destruction comes from a problem within itself, something found deep in its underground roots.

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