Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Love and loss

This piece by Edvard Munch entitled, Separation II, is a beautiful exploration of longing and loss. The female form is facing away, looking out over the landscape her hair is merging with the striated background...blowing away in the dark environment.

The male form is contemplating the past, eyes closed and head tilted away from her...a dream of what was and what could have been...the decorative, rectilinear shape at the bottom of the picture plane tieing in with the reddish orange organic shapes below and to the left of his face...her hair is draped over his shoulder, part of him but separate.

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