Saturday, January 2, 2010

Passing - Art


Passing is a colorful piece with almost blurry, impressionistic lines that seem to bleed from one color to the next without any distinct boundaries. Indeed, each color’s force and energy seems to be passing from one patch of color to the next. The textural look of this piece is quite intriguing, given the indistinct lines and patchy coloring. The color is almost transient, as though it is prepared to move from one spot to another at a moment’s notice.
This texture reveals the transient nature of the color, because it appears patchy or rough at certain points, as though the smooth vibrancy of the colors has simply passed away. This fading color gives an impression of life and energy ebbing, receding into nothing. This painting deals with the fleeting nature of life, for it too can pass away without being noticed, such as the color is slowly receding in this painting. Passing is a beautiful, mysterious piece that treats in an indirect way, the fleeting nature of life and the mortal certainty of death

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