The gentle fall carpet is a piece of artwork that was done by Wilf Perrault in the year 1999. It was a painting dome on acrylic canvas and was in the collection of Donald W. Black. The stately driveway look refined and beautiful. It has not been interfered with and hence predicted the true form of nature. Wilf’s works are mostly considered complex and contemporary where he suggests his many journeys through life. His paintings always suggest that there is a post in every present and that the past is what makes the current times what it is now. He was born in the 1947 in Albertville. He started his private lessons in art as a child. When he got older, he concentrated on abstract sculpture. Otto Rogers and Bill Epp mentored him.
He came across different drawings especially by Reta Cowley who had a way of expression through light, and this would later influence his artwork in the future. He graduated with a bachelor‘s degree in fine arts in the year 1971 and an education degree the following year. After college, he went to teach art in Regina. He was fascinated with the landscape, nature, and this mostly formed the basis of most of his paintings. He later left teaching to concentrate on his artwork. He was interested in hidden landscapes and concentrated in making the light reflect on his various works in the most captivating ways.
The painting is of a tree that has shed its leaves that in turn form a carpet on the ground/. The leaves fall gently from the tree, and they form a beautiful natural carpet on the floor. The tree is just outside the house. This painting is appealing especially to the people who love nature and those who understand that beautiful things can come by even without the manipulation of human beings. The picture shows how serene nature can be and that it does not need human beings for it to be beautiful. In this case, the leaves falling from the trees are of different colors, and they have been arranged in a certain way that makes it very appealing to the eye.
The colors that have been used in the painting make it appear real. The colors used in the painting are brown and green the brown color is used to symbolize the earth and the green color symbolizes nature. Nature in itself is peaceful and does not need to be manipulated and fixed by man to be beautiful. It is imperative for a person to understand that no painting can mean the same thing to different persons. Therefore in this case, it could be said that the painting symbolizes life and how people forget to appreciate the humble pleasures of life as they look for the big ones. They forget that they have beautiful lives and go looking for it in different places. This often proves futile as true happiness can only be found in them.
Peace and serenity are desired by any human being. The painting on the gentle fall carpet gives the feeling of peace and serenity. It is so simple yet communicates so much. It is beautiful without trying too hard and at the same time. It is the same way in life. People forget the simple pleasures in life that give them peace in search of greater things such as money and other material things and forget to appreciate the small things that they have such as life itself. The painting communicates peace and beautiful nature. The falling leaves may also be given a different meaning. For instance, they could symbolize that fact that when something is no longer useful, then it should be done away with. Or something’s have to be removed for an individual to survive.
Such things may be defeating habits such as smoking, excess alcoholism and sometimes even friends who lead a person astray. In the same way that the trees shed the leaves that they no longer need, people should ensure that they remove the influences that have a negative impact on their lives only if they want to move forward. The painting shows a typical neighborhood that has trees during the fall. During this time, the trees shed their leaves and almost remain bare. The theme of the painting is certainly the nature, and the message is communicated clearly by the artist. It is clear that the artist is a lover of nature and seeks to inspire people using the very same thing that people forget to appreciate. People may need to stop for a while from their busy schedule and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them.
There is a blue car in the driveway that makes a person that modernity can still exist in the purest form of nature. The blue car is a Volkswagen and is quite an ancient car that may be used to symbolize a bit of class. The color blue is another color that is used to symbolize peace. Most people associate peace with the color blue and, therefore, the car fits in perfectly with the theme of the picture. It indicates that even in a world where people are so busy making money they can still enjoy life. That even in the hustle and bustles of life because people have to go to work, they can still have a place where they can relax and enjoy the humble pleasures of life.
The artist has made the picture near a home that may be used to show that home is a place that people go when they want to have some time away from the busy world. It is at home that they can relax. Therefore, they can make their homes anything that they want it to be. People are encouraged to have their homes a bit different from their places of work. It reduces the pressure of having to be in the same environment all the time. Furthermore, a home is where the heart of man is and what the home of a man looks like can tell a lot about the personality of the individual.
The artist has communicated very clearly on his goals. He has managed to bring out the concept of nature, peace and modernity in a beautiful piece of art. People can stop and reflect on the simple issues that they often overlook when they are looking for bigger things. The artist has communicated his message in a precise manner. The house looks very modern surrounded by the beauty nature has to offer. The place also looks very welcoming and would be ideal for a family.
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