Saturday, November 28, 2009

Going Away - Art


In Going Away, a muted green landscape lit by a vibrant sun presents a picturesque image, while the painting’s title suggests the fleeting nature of this beautiful landscape. The beauty of the landscape in this piece is immediately apparent. The muted greens give this a peaceful, bucolic appearance, and the bright yellow sun that illuminates the landscape adds an element of warmth and light, imbuing the landscape with a sense of a living ecosystem.
Yet the painting’s title indicates that this beautiful image will not last forever. The effects of global warming and pollution have great potential to destroy nature and the life that exists within it. The green landscape can just as easily be replaced by a barren desert, and the life-giving sun may very well become a dangerous, burning bringer of destruction upon the landscape. The potential for environmental loss is elegantly captured in this beautiful, aptly titled piece.


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