Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Water Painting" by Gary Hume

Gary Hume
Water Painting, 1999

At first glance, one may only see three visible women, but when viewed closer you notice there are multiple outlines of women. Because it is such a busy painting, seeing there is activity all over, choosing to paint the background a single color in my opinion forces the viewer to focus on and even follow the lines of the many outlines. The overlapping of the faces, shoulders and arms causes an uncertainty in the amount of women that are actually shown. Although his use of lines may seem disorganized or chaotic, his use of a monochromatic background makes this painting easier on the eye.

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