A profile perspective of the piece seems to indicate, though not definitively outline, a female subject matter. Despite its marble material, the work curves and invites the viewer in the way it is rendered suggesting a bold sensuality. Both works are compelling and move he viewer to think more deeply as to the artist’s intentions and mood at the time of rendering and conceiving the finished piece.
Rothko’s, Earth Greens and Arp’s, Growth, are both works that one would want to touch. Arps’s rendering is inviting and the white marble would expect it to be cool to the touch. If the image were to come to life it would seem fluid, and sensually warm. However, as it is presented, the marble would appear to be cool to the touch while Rothko’s Earth Greens evokes a different sensational feeling. The canvas has a naturally warm feeling. The red is bold and the black around the edges of it almost see to indicate a red so hot it was scorched.
Both works would be affected by the lighting around them. The Rothko is so bold that bright lights would seem to cause it to appear even more powerful. Dim lights would wash the colors out a bit. With Arp’s work lighting is exceptionally important to the three dimensional quality of it. In photos of the statue the lighting changes the look of the work immensely. The curves shadow differently depending on the light Bright lights would enhance the white of the marble. The work almost morphs in different lighting as though it is moving.
The Rothko piece is far more stagnant. The rectangle and square seem solid as if holding their ground and unmovable. Earth Greens is far more abstract than Growth as it has less dimension and eaves he viewer with shape and color. Growth has form in three dimensions that indicates either a figure of a woman or at the very least representation of the feminine in the curves and sensations that emanate from viewing it
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