Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Jenny Saville's "Knead" depicts a woman laid in a hospital bed with a breathing apparatus in her mouth, clearly extremely ill. I think the color suggest irony, with the light, warm colors often resembling the happiness but in this case resembling the possible death of another human. Saville is known for her paintings of unhappy situations, yet using bright, light colors to suggest irony. I chose this painting because I like her use of brush strokes and strong colors. They add a sense of body texture and feel which a block color painting wouldn't.

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