YSaC, Vol. 523: Chuck Close the window.
Art Deco Painting on Canvas -- $50
Brand new. See Pix.
Art Deco Painting on Canvas $50
Brand new. See Pix. Sa VaBien.
Must be able to pick up.
I'm no art snob, but I know what I like, and I love this. There's a sophisticated interplay between light and shadow. The metal elements provide a postmodernist commentary on the relationship of mankind to the development of industrial society. The splash of color in the lower right hand corner reminds us of the human element. The ambiguity of the direction of the flow of the tubing causes the viewer to pause and reflect; is this an intake, limiting our access to the outside world, or is this expelling our waste, and thus our existence, and causing the further collapse of the boundaries between in and out, right and wrong, animal and mineral?
The labeling of this as an Art Deco work is a masterful stroke of irony on the part of the creator of this clearly photorealistic work; it conjures up images of the ostentatious and gilded era of design and defeats them via its linearity and simplicity. Mechanism wins over opulence; machine wins over mankind.
Or maybe it's just the wrong picture.