Monday, October 11, 2010

"Resurrection River"

This painting is by Krystyna Sikora. She created self portrait representing Jesus. Before I read the title, I could tell the emotion she was trying to paint was negative by the dark greens and heavy paint strokes. But there was also some white strokes. Then I found out she was trying to represent pain and suffering in this piece. I can see it in the chaotic stokes flowing in all directions. I like how she painted the cross and added hands holding weapons even though it's very depressing. The images aren't too obvious, so it took me a little while to find them.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jenny,

    I appreciate your recognition of my paiting and for the emotions it has brought you. Although it does represent pain and suffering, it is based on overcoming those feelings. The "weapon" you have perceived to be held is in fact an artist's paint brush. The silhuette in the left lower corner is dipping the brush in a river named Resurrection, with which the artist found hope for rescue.

    Best Regards,
    Krystyna Sikora, the artist