Thursday, September 29, 2016

Zeng Fanzhi Blue


Not only is my favorite color blue, but I like paintings that have to do with landscapes. That's why this painting caught my eye. When I read about Fanzhi and his paintings, I learned that much of his work was nocturnal landscapes. The word nocturnal stood out to me because that could be something calm or something stressful. The contrast of the branches could be meant to show chaos, while the background is blended smoothly and softly. The choice of blue is a calming color, but can also represent sort of melancholy. It is a beautiful piece in choices of color and technique.

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