Friday, August 7, 2009

It is all primary

An urban lesson in primary colors, this intense mixed media piece by Jasper Johns this piece pushes the limits of bridging the conceptual with the formal...this color study has jumped off of the canvas into the real world...using objects, letters and neon...controlling the message...forcing the viewer see the word red, blue and yellow, but the colors bleed and fan out in furious color...

The balance of activity on the left hand side is balanced by the texture in the middle and the open neutral gray on the right hand side...the mark of yellow connects the viewer back over and ties the picture plane together...this image was taken at the National Gallery and concludes the Washington trip! What great work available for free to all visitors!

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