Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Saltostall Family by David Des Grages

    This 1636 painting is 2D and uses primary colors. the image uses the rule of odds and also the rule of space, every one if off center. the focal point is the lady who appears to be either dead or ill laying on a bed with red draped curtains. the way the man is standing gives a sense of direction. my subjective views on this piece is the red that is used represents power. for the dead or ill lady the red drapes could mean the power of death. the red sheets covering the baby is the power of life. the two young girls dressed in red the power of growth and gaining wisdom. and the red chair the mother is sitting on the power to make/ bring life into the world.

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