Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunburst - Art

Sunburst is a lovely, simple piece with clean lines and an elegant complementary color scheme. The warm red accent tones bring out the cool, purple and bluish tones of the flower’s petals and stem. The resulting contrast is striking.

The flower itself appears to float up from the bottom of the painting. It appears weightless, as if it might continue to float up and out of the top of the piece. In this respect, the flower resembles the sunlight suggested by the title. Perhaps this is not a flower in the sense one typically thinks of, but rather a sunburst floating upward, an explosion of light that was released and must now continue on its path. This flower-shaped sunburst has a great deal of energy directing it along its path, and, as the painting’s strong sense of movement suggests, it will continue moving upward until this energy is spent.

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