Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Water of the Flowery Mill

Arshile Gorky
Water of the Flowery Mill

Gorky was an Armenian-American painter. He freely brushed washes of glowing color inside biomorphic shapes. He often used primary colors for his paintings. What drew me to this painting was the use of bright colors. Early in his career, Gorky often mimicked other paintings, after many years he developed his own style.  I think that the bright colors draw you in and the small shapes of contrasting colors really make the painting pop.

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