This is a painting by Ricardo Chavarria, a great and talented painter.
Ricardo Chavarria (American 1980 )47, 2012Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 40"
The Bold Acrylic Attractions by Ricardo Ricardo Chavarria
The Bold Acrylic is one among great paintings that Chavaria has produced that have been executed in many galleries across the world. The Bold Acrylic pulses with color, light, and unique internal energy which seems to radiate and move back within itself as it has been described. The painting presents a mixture of unity and variety in the following sense. Acrylic presents unity in the circles that make the painting where round circles of the same shape is used in the painting. A variety is shown due to the different colors used and the size of the circles with different diameters. However, the painting can be described from both the two elements of design because it presents an almost equal contrast that is well balanced and executed. The texture of the painting is also uniform depicting a slightly rough texture that spreads uniformly in the entire painting of the Bold Acrylic Attractions. The many elements of the painting such as color variation, shape and the texture have been presented well that result into a unified effect (Hartt 24).
The Bold Acrylic presents a sense of balance in much perspective. The texture and surface of the painting is evenly spread across the entire painting in both the left and right side of the painting. The color used is a mixture of both bright and dark colors that are placed in different parts of the painting so as to bring out the intended meaning. Colors both bright and dark are used to display and create varied message and intention. At the core of the painting, it uses a white bright color that depicts as light that helps viewers and analysts of the painting to analyze it and make other parts be seen.
The painting has emerged and appeared unique to me mostly because of the balance executed in it. The mixture of color is well balanced that presents an example of the modern LED-like color common in many television and entertainment sets, in the present days. In assessing the painting, the eyes are able to move is a uniformed manner of going round in each layer of circle painted differently in terms of color used. The texture of the paint is well spread across it enabling the eyes to travel constantly across the painting in a certain way.
Ricardo Chavarria has been involved in such related work for long, and he has proved to be influential since the year 2008 that he began focusing on painting. In his work of Bold Acrylic Attractions, he used a moderate scale that enabled him clearly present the intended message correctly. Scale used in artistic work determine the end product of an artistic and has to be chosen carefully in a manner that favors’ quality and good work (Luhrs, Caldwell, Bolger & Spassky 17) The scale used in this painting allows him to present the different colors proportionally that suits well with the number of colors used. The scale used in artistic work depends with the work to be done, and it has to reflect the natural world that will retain a clears picture and meaning.
The use of color, both bright and dark colors, is well proportioned and also the size of the circles. The diameters of the circles are slightly bigger to each other, and this has allowed the message and concept to be well executed proportionally. A mixture of bright and dark colors that are well spread allows a clear vision and analysis of the painting.
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