Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Blues - Art
Aptly titled, The Blues is a monochromatic piece featuring different shades of the color blue. The shades of blue appearing in this painting are mainly from the lighter side of the spectrum. A pale shade of turquoise is the predominant color in the painting, and it covers most of its surface. Interspersed with this turquoise color are several darker shades of blue arranged in an eye-catching visual pattern.
Blue is a significant color, often associated with peace and tranquility, but also sadness and grief. The painting’s title suggests the color blue’s association with the blues, a musical genre with a longstanding tradition. Blues music evokes feelings of sadness, longing, and grief. The painting itself does seem to have a melancholy mood imparted by its blue shade. The Blues is an emotional painting that does not deal with a particular subject, but rather is a study of the color blue and its effects on states of human emotion.
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