Monday, September 16, 2013

Bursting Shell

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson's Bursting Shell uses strong lines and swirling colors to create his own representation of an explosion. In this oil on canvas painting he uses a radial pattern as the colors are radiating from the inside to the outside. The dark shapes are assumed to be pieces of debris fracturing the bricks and boards of buildings within an explosion during WWI. I like how Nevinson used a variety of lines to create interest within his painting and a variety of colors inside the spiral to create a focal point where all the pointed triangles come together to a vortex of bright light.

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