Monday, October 5, 2009

Open Clarity - Art

In Open Clarity, an image of an opening, emerging horizon is depicted in careful lines and a monochromatic color scheme. A black line sweeps across the painting, clearing an arc and creating a sense of clarity in this piece. The shape of the arc suggests the movement of the line, and this painting’s focus seems to be a horizon in the process of opening up, its clouds and sense of obscurity and confusion being cleared away in one grand, sweeping gesture to finally reveal and all-encompassing and expansive view of the surroundings.

The choice of such a simple color scheme is in keeping with this painting’s theme of clarity. Clarity and easy understanding is often linked to simplicity. The color scheme chosen for this piece is simple, and its uncomplicated composition creates a feeling of simple clarity, and garish colors do not distract from the unconventional beauty of this simple piece. Open Clarity is a study of growing awareness and understanding, spurred on by simplification and a general sweeping away of life’s complications.

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