Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hans Hofmann, Pompeii

I chose this oil on canvas painting by Hans Hofmann titled Pompeii.  It was completed in 1959.  Most of Hofmann's paintings done around this time consisted of colored rectangles, which is whats portrayed in this painting.  The painting stuck out to me though because it uses many bright colors.  Color contrast creates a powerful emphasis.  The amount of colors and the actual colors use help emphasize the rectangles presented in this painting.  The shapes almost appear as though they are popping out of the picture.  The placement/position, shape, and sizes of the rectangles make the painting unique.

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