Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fortune Flower - Art


This painting is a monochromatic image on a white background. The image appears to be a type of fruit, perhaps a cherry. However, the image is purple, which is not naturally a color of cherries. In fact, few foods that occur in nature are purple, so it is interesting to ask oneself why the artist might have chosen this color for this fruit.

It follows logically that since few foods are known to be purple in nature that the artist does not intend for the cherry to appear appetizing. In fact, purple is known to be a color associated with weight loss and appetite repression. Purple is used in color therapy for patients who suffer from weight control problems. The painting accents the fruit’s healthfulness, not its appetizing flavor. Fruit leads to healthful living and weight loss, and this is its primary benefit, as reflected in this painting.


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