Thursday, December 10, 2009

Royal Links - Art

In Royal Links, a series of circles fill the painting, seemingly interconnected as the circles brush against each other and intertwine. The connections between these circles of color represent the lineage of a royal family. Each swirling circle represents a birth in the royal family, and the connections between these generations are the “links” alluded to in the painting’s title. The close interconnectedness of the family itself is shown by the close proximity of one circle to another.

The use of the color green for the depiction of royal genealogy is quite unusual. Purple, a color typically associated with royalty, is the most obvious choice for a painting such as this one. However, the artist has chosen to use a monochromatic green color scheme, a reflection on that significance of the circles as births. Green is the color of new life, of growing things, and these circles each represent a birth of a royal family member. Royal Links, uses color and shapes to depict the passing of life from one important royal generation to another.

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