Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Zdzislaw Bekinski

Another artist I have found to be very inpiring. He's quite a dark one too, I think there must be something wrong with my brain...

He has a standard palette that he tends to use, with oranges and yellows creating a dry, dusty feeling - fitting that most of his images involve death or decay in some form.
Even in the works that don't feature a direct reference to mortality have a dark and strong feeling to them. Like something is going to go very wrong for someone...

Use of colour is staggeringly impactful, drawing the eye to the images. Images are usually excellently painted and amaze before you even start to look into other points. The crucified figure in the top right, the skull and bones lying beside the cradle, the strangely spooky character bent over the cradle looks soft and motherly- yet not - and the use of In Hoc Signo Vinces : "in this sign you will conquer" the slogan of armies and military families, believed to have been spoken by Consantine I

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