Friday, January 1, 2010
Stand Still - Art
Stand Still is a painting comprised of a series of thick, green lines across the canvas. The lines are stacked on top of each other and fill the canvas; there is no other image in this painting. The simplicity of this piece belies its important meaning. By choosing green for the thick lines of the painting, the artist has created a specific impression in the mind of the viewer.
Green is a color associated with nature, vegetation, and natural growth. The painting’s title, Stand Still, suggests that the viewer stop for a moment and consider the painting without movement or distraction. Similarly, the painting is urging to viewer to do the same with respect to his or her natural surroundings. Just as the viewer must stop for a moment to consider the painting, so must he or she spend time looking at and contemplating nature. Thereby, the viewer will be regenerated, for green is also a color associated with regeneration and rebirth.
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