Friday, November 12, 2010

Drivers - Art

In Drivers, a muddled mass of broad lines invokes confusion and chaos, yet a simple, monochromatic color scheme sheds light on the painting’s meaning. The lines of the painting, upon closer inspection, bring to mind the image of a driver behind the wheel of a small, almost comically proportioned car. Here in this image is the driver alluded to in the painting’s title. Yet this shape alone does not hold the painting’s purpose and meaning.
The painting is dominated by the color green, a vibrant shade filling the painting’s landscape. The painting’s title, Drivers, evokes not only the idea of a car and its driver, but also the motivation that drive people to do what they do. Green is a color associated with many things, including nature and money. Nature is often a driver of human actions, for our genetic makeup is the strongest determining factor in our identities. The desire for money is also a common drive for many people. This painting is a clever examination of the motivations that drive all people.

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