Friday, November 27, 2009
Graves - Art
In Graves, a soothing pastel color scheme presents a unique look at death and its impact on humanity. Grief following a death is a natural element of the human experience. Upon losing a loved one, all people go through a mourning period that is painful and sad. Yet, as this painting illustrates, this painful feeling does not last forever. In the wake of pain and grief can come great calm and serenity, as time heals the wounded and grieving by slowly wearing away pain and sorrow.
The pastel color scheme used in this piece reflects the peace and calm that comes with time. These pale, soothing colors seem themselves faded by time, as if the elements have eroded away all vibrancy. In the same way, time wears away at grief, reducing it to a calm recognition of the certainty of death without fear or pain. Graves provides an interesting perspective on the relationships between death, grief, and time.
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