Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sleeping Beauty?

acrylic on canvas
                                                                    84 x 144.25 inches

Robert H. Colescott, was an American painter, he was born in August 26, 1925, Oakland, California and he died in June 4, 2009.  He is known for satirical genre and crowd subjects, often conveying his exuberant, comical, or bitter reflections on being African-American. His painting evoke contemplation, and powerful emotions. He went to Paris at the Atelier Fernand Leger to improve his art skills.I like this abstract painting first of all because of the array of colors used in it. I also like the fact that you almost never finish contemplating the painting because each time you look at it, you see something in it you didn't see before. There are so many thing to look at, for example I see several faces throughout the painting. I like the white color he applied in his painting it seems as if your going inside something or inside a room. In that white space you also remark a women standing in the pathway that leads to that space or room maybe she's the one he refers to as sleeping beauty.

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