Saturday, March 21, 2009
"Dr. King's Vision of Love and Friendship" by L; paint on construction paper
Impressionism was born in France and it’s taken more than 140 years for any artist of any note to construct (or deconstruct) a second tier to this considerable artistic house. With “Dr. King’s Vision of Love and Friendship” (a leave-your-interpretations-at-the-door title reminiscent of Monet) L has borrowed the coarse strokes and open composition which made the movement famous while using human impressions to draw the viewer into the piece. The result is a riveting social commentary – something impressionists clearly left for the scholars. Kudos to the artist for pushing a languid French fad forward to relevance.