Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Colossus in abstract
Though, in this abstract painting, the intention was not to depict an object. Gradually, what emerged appeared to be a towering figure, so tall the head was out of sight. It reminded me of the Greek statue- the Colossus of Rhodes. This was a depiction of the Greek god Helios, erected between 292 and 280 BC. It was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Before its destruction, by earthquake in 226 BC, it stood 107 feet high. One of the tallest structures in the ancient world. Its ruins was still visible 800 years later. Writers of that era said, it was difficult to wrap their arms around a finger. So huge was the figure.
Are there seven wonders of the modern world today? So many amazing feats have been invented and erected.
The painting ,is a mixed media composition using acrylic washes, collage, and pen lines.
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