It's our perspective - (George Harmon)

Let's imagine a world where art has no titles. Would you look upon them without a preconception of how you should perceive any given piece? Without a title of description; what would be the decerning factor(s) that affect or filter your first impression(s)? Art, in its entirety, is meant to be experienced be everybody, not just the learned eye. With this in mind; can the artist still convey their original message? Will the viewer / witness find new meanings and experience emotions not initially intended? After all... It's our perspective.

Here we have a apparently abstract work before us here. An oil on canvas expression, that presents itself as a chaotic blur; relentlessly pushing and pulling the onlooker in its attempt to scream out, but without a mouth. Upon closer inspection we see brush strokes giving way to violent scrapings of opposing colors. Shapes, form, and composition all collide at once. Destruction, distraction; intimidating itself, the ordered reality in-between and underneath the chaos. On one hand this exciting depiction of eroding nature, demands a negative reflection; on the other, a cry for peace. Wherever your mood might take you; no two people may perceive this work the same.
Here is a prime example of one's perspective. I will be the subject for our first look. When selecting this work of art, my first impression was - Hawaii. Coconuts, palm trees, and bubbling crystal blue waters breaking on the sand. I will dare to say, that I see a Tikki image as it stands guard and looking out to the unknown that lies beyond its beaches. Upon closer inspection, we see colors that identify with the spiritual mind; the soul as it reflects outward. Use of brush and other organic implements are used as tools to apply the artist vision to the canvas. Created in the school of the Abstract and Cubism, we see an intense energy as the artist paints without hesitation; auto-expression. When one reds the details of this work; you will find that my perception, could not be further from its intended message.
"Colors from a distance." This very intelligent work of absolute expression, achieves much more than its title implies. Even at a close viewing, these "distant" colors, appear just as distant. Each color stands on its own, subtly engaging with the neighboring colors, in a multi-dimensional dance. In contrast to that subtleness of color interaction, there is a gruff appearance to the world it inhabits; almost eluding to a coming future of great turmoil. Form holds loosely the lines that are tattered, losing their path of exact alignment.
This less-imposing work was achieved with a handful of mediums, not always used in the way the artist combined to complete this thought provoking piece. Oil transfer with water colors and paper applied to card stock, brings this portrait to life. Essentially, it is a drawing, not a painting. Balance of colors leads to the foundation or lower portion of this bodily form, as it is struggling with the toppling imbalance we see - suggesting motion. What do you see? How did you feel before seeing this image? How was the affect? Was your perception of this work different than the description attributed to the work?
Beautifully proportioned. Space and time intersecting and directing itself like shards of glass, reflecting life's unpredictability. Change was the theme during the time of this painting's inception. Abstraction and building a new world to replace the old and broken one that was lying beneath the feet of a majority of the worlds population. Not just in Europe, but in the Middle East as well. Amidst the chaos there is a serine softness to the application of colors and paint. Do you perceive peace or chaos?
Love, Sadness, Peace, Reconciliation after struggle, Death, or the celebration of a new life; what do you see / feel? Heavenly showered by gold; surreal in itself. Shapes connecting with dissimilar shapes, harmoniously. A vibrant color palette makes its presence felt, not just known. There are only so many words I could muster to accurately describe the true intent of this beautiful message, that longs only to be decoded. The key is within. A print of this work once adorned one of the walls in my home. I would spend countless hours falling in and out of love with it.
I see twilight, you might see night. Obviously our own emotional filter will be the judge as we look amidst this hazy observance of the seat of law, and place of rule by the people within a monarchy. Through this work , the artist speaks of his impression and influence of a muse mostly titled for musical compositions by his contemporary, James Whistler. Monet's perception of Whistler's works are most definitely expressed amongst spacial reluctance achieved with such a subdued tone and non-commiting lines; suggesting a blurry existence just beyond the focal point of the eye.
Negative space becomes the dominating focal point of this ink drawing. I would perceive the emptiness as the emphasis of the narrative. As the master imparts "knowledge or wisdom" onto the disciple; true not-knowing or nothingness permeate the transmission.
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