The Power of Form
Certain creations do inexplicable things to us tapping into our emotions and feelings like no other. This intangible impact is perhaps the longing of every artist — to move viewers with an experience to remember.
What makes art special? Why does a painting become special to us?
Well, when a work of art offers a point to reflect, the emotion or feeling is drawn from the viewer’s perception of the work in the given context.
“Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us” said Roy Adzak.
In the ‘Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer’ (featured above) created by the British artist Francis Bacon, the dynamic strokes, the colours of skin, flesh, bone and cool shadow do different things for different people based on their own personal and perceptual factors. Upon keen observation, we can see the layers of distortion coming together to make up this masterful form. The conviction with which the brushstrokes are created convey ultimate intensity in expression through the colour palette. The notion of folds, structures and the very nature of lines here are unique.
The magic of what a brush and pigment could deliver is all in the way the Creators use it — to make it do what they want best!
Originally posted on my blog: https://sparshabyradhika.com/blog on 18th October, 2020.