Friday, October 23, 2009

Meousa Sisters - Art


In Meousa Sisters, a trio of figures is the center of attention. The shape of these figures is like a slightly abstracted image of three blooming flowers. The three “sisters” of the painting are in full bloom, their petals spreading toward the sky in a beautiful display of muted color. The colors of this piece are not particularly vibrant, but the use of a dull periwinkle shade and lovely lavender give the painting a haunting feel. The muted colors give the flowers an ancient feel, as though they might have grown in a Victorian garden at the turn of the century, or even in a garden at Versailles before the French Revolution.

Meousa Sisters has a languid mood, and it creates a feeling of suspended time. These blooms seem to be frozen in time, a perfect representation of the beauty and elegance of bygone eras. The simple pleasures enjoyed by people living in simpler times have been lost in modern society. The simple beauty of a well-kept garden, the lushness of a trio of flowers in full bloom – these things are often overlooked by busy members of modern society. This refined and lovely piece greatly encourages the viewer to take a closer, more observant look at the objects of beauty in residing in his or her immediate surroundings.

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