Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Vincent van Gough, Claude Monet, or Caleb Randall?


In case you don't have the artist's eye to understand the above statement, let me enlighten you.

First, the smattering of dots represents rain. The smaller yellow in the bottom right hand corner is obviously the sun. This should not be confused with the larger yellow, which is God. The earth sits between the sun, and God - specified by red. Above God is a large box (no universe is quite complete without one). And finally the pièce de résistance is the hippopotamus (I knew you were waiting for me to address it) in the upper left hand corner. The hippopotamus' earring is just below, using anther dynamic brown shape.

Now that you are versed in art, take a few moments to stop and recognize it all around you. Maybe you can learn to draw with such passion, and feeling. Of course, you will have to give up everything you know about how to hold a writing utensil.

2 comments:

  1. Is it possible to get copies (lithograph of course) of this fine piece of art? I am sure there is a wall calling out for this to be hung on.

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  2. It currently resides on our bedroom door, placed high enough so, "Leah won't hit it when she wakes up, and wants it." I would need to speak with the artist about ordering prints. I know he feels deeply about the integrity of his work not being compromised; and commercialism really can not convey the truth of the original.

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