Monday, December 7, 2009

Red Kingdom - Art

Red Kingdom is a highly abstract work of art with fluid lines that meander across the painting, seemingly without form or shape. The strange image in this painting, in its abstract and mysterious qualities, seems to take on a resemblance to a map. Perhaps this painting represents a map of the “red kingdom” of the painting’s title. A strange, indistinct landscape emerges from the abstract lines of the painting, and possible roads, mountains, and other landforms become visible.

The painting’s color scheme also mirrors that of a map. The colors used in this piece are naturalistic, all of them occurring in the natural world. A beige color, similar to sandstone or a dusty trail, is the predominant color in this piece. A vibrant red accompanies the beige, complementing it well. This red evokes flowers, blood, the sunset, and other naturally occurring objects. Also featured is yellow, the color of sunlight in the outdoors, another indicator of this painting as a map of a place in the natural world.

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