a multi-disciplinary dialog
Posted by Angela Ferreira on June 30th, 2010
Title: Peace of Mind
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 101×76 cm
Filed in artform,from imagination,painting
I like the way the figure’s leg curves in the opposite way that the landscape does. Lots of verticals and horizontals in this, too.
Feminine energy abounds and not even a cozy home can keep her indoors.
The figure is beautifully compact and expressive. The fall of the hair, a wisp of which falls across the lower back, is a nice touch.
The face, moon and bright windows make a lovely luminous triangle.
I am musing on the significance of placing figures within a picture. In my two meditation pictures, Listening I and Listening II, I placed the faces on opposite sites of the picture.
This woman is more rounded than your usual depictions; she reminds me of Picasso’s many versions of Marie-Thérèse Walter, such as:
That quality goes well with the idea of peace of mind. But while Picasso’s paintings are mainly about the woman, yours is also about her relationship to nature (tree), spirit (moon) and family (home with two lights and reflected moon).