Tuesday, September 27, 2016


This painting is called "Parcours," but Zeng Fanzhi. Fanzhi is known for depicting the "isolation and instability of contemporary life." This painting shows what seems to be a statue, but can also be seen as a man, in agony. The man's coloring is mainly grey, but the highlights of pink bring him to life. I really like the emotion this painting conveys. It almost feels as if the subject is moving. Fanzhi's prominent brush strokes add drama and emphasis on the emotion in the man's body. The background is also very dark while the subject's face is in direct light. This frames the subject and draws your eye to him. I would like to know who the subject is and what aspect of contemporary life this pertains to because he resembles a greek statue.

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