Friday, October 9, 2009

Society - Art


Society is a simple, monochromatic piece that makes a strong statement about society and the barriers that it often imposes on people. The red color used in this simple color scheme gives a sense of power and heat. Red is a color with powerful emotional effect, and the use of red in this painting illustrates the strength and power of society to influence the lives of its members. Society is a far-reaching element of human life, and its influence extends to every facet of daily life.

The structure of this piece is intriguing as well, as the painting seems to be divided into two halves. On either side of a strong, thick, red line, circles are divided from each other. This strong line becomes an imposing barrier, separating the circles and preventing them from interacting. This barrier reflects the barriers that society imposes on its member, cutting one group off from another and preventing their interaction.

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