1 EAGLETON NOTES: A Study in Red

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A Study in Red

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Froanna, the Artist’s Wife, 1937.

Wyndham Lewis painted this picture almost entirely in the colour red.  Red can make us think of warmth and he used tones – variations of the same colour – to create a feeling of intimacy and relaxation.

6 comments:

  1. hmmm...I don't know about the red feeling - for me to think of myself in a red room, I would be overwhelmed...I'm unlike the rest, I suppose :)

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  2. Not familiar with the artist, but I like this portrait a lot! It's definitely one I'd stop and look at a bit extra in an exhibition among others.

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  3. Now that is a portrait. Looks more burnt sienna to me but then I am colour blind and viewing on a lap top.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. That's a lovely painting but I wish he could have made her look a bit happier. I like the raised eyebrow - "This going to take much longer?"

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  5. This feels to me like today: Sunday morning and still in 'jammies. A nice leisurely 'another-cup-of-tea?' sort of morning. But her expression does look rather bored, if not cross.

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  6. PS it looks a little like a Lempicka

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