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jheinrich
08-19-2001, 10:03 PM
http://www.artistnation.com/members/lofts/jnet11/heinrich_coxcomb.jpg

this is approx 25 x 30 inches ... acrylic

I've been studying abstraction, and feel very unsatisfied with my results ... so any feedback is welcome- especially critique.

jeanette*

salmon
08-20-2001, 12:14 PM
Hi Jeanette,
I really don't know how to critique abstract work. I can tear my own to bits
because I know what it was that I was aiming for. Because I don't know what
your intentions were with this painting, would you mind very much if I just
give you my feelings and first impressions? I can't intellectualize art like
a lot of people, I'm afraid my appreciation of art is on a much lower level.

Well here goes.

I detect a mild to medium restlessness.
I get a feeling of `coming out'. From the dark to the light/cold to the warmth.
I feel a warmth with the big gold molten nugget shape in the center. But I get
the impression that gold is far from being a favourite metal.
There is an eagerness to please.
The repeated comma shapes reveal attention to detail.(to my mind).
They also suggest a strong personality. They are devices for control.
I get the feeling you are attempting to control the way I look at this picture.
You are trying to co-erce me away from the center and out to the edge.
Are you trying to push someone away?
Away from the gold.
There is fire and a vacuum.
That's a dichotomy because fire should not exist in a vacuum. Except in art.
I think the fire is representative of sensuality and sexuality and the dark
vacuum is representative of a strict upbringing. (In a religious sense).
Do I detect relationship turmoil?

Listen, I think I'm going a little too deep here. Think I better stop. I am
probably totally wrong but that is what your picture stirs up in me.

I'd be pleased to know how accurate this reading is. Hope it has been of some
help.

Would I display it on my wall? You betcha....

kelly
08-20-2001, 01:13 PM
Well, I like it...but dont ask me why. My "thumbs up" comes strictly from an intuitive or "gut feel" ...

maleficent
08-20-2001, 02:06 PM
i like it too, and i think heres why: i think there is an overall sense of balance. and im not saying every abstract piece needs balance, but i think thats part of what works well here. you have the bright yellow area (that almost looks like a marigold), and then you use that same yellow "strength" throughout the other corners.

i am especially fond of the squiggly lines :) and i think the colors are very strong !!!

i think you should be pleased with this piece. i bet its awesome in person (it being 25x30 inches and all) :D

RonMarko
08-21-2001, 05:55 PM
This is a very nice painting Jeanette.
This has a very "Floral/Primordial" feel to it. I love the dark surrounding the the burst of yellow-gold.
For me the repetitive lines surrounding the burst convey movement and are very dynamic!
Composition and use of color are both good - Nice job!




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