Saturday, June 7, 2008

Yvette Gellis

The first piece my group enjoyed by Yvette Gellis was titled Matter and Memory #1, 2008. The medium of the piece was acrylic, oil, oil crayon, resin and charcoal on canvas. The picture takes one inside a train with windows. There are blue, green, and purple colors. There is a sense of motion in the picture as well. My group felt that there was a part of the painting that looks peaceful and pretty and yet another thing about it makes one reconsider, perhaps from the motion one gets from the piece or the fact that the background looks peaceful in pretty colors, yet the foreground has an element of darker colors. All of Gellis’ paintings are similar in the way
that I described the first piece.
Another piece we viewed was titled, Open Window. Again there was a sense of motion. The picture showed a room with windows. The painting goes form light to dark.
Lastly, we viewed another piece by the same artist titled, Cacaphony in Pink, 2008. This piece showed a view from outside a train rather than from the inside. This piece contained the same elements and colors as the previous ones and was in the same medium as mentioned before.
"Open window"
96" x 78"
Acylic, oil, oil crayon, resin, charcoal on canvas
by Yvette Gellis

"Matter and Memory"
96" x 78"
Acylic, oil, oil crayon, resin, charcoal on canvas
by Yvette Gellis



"Cacophany in Pinic"
96" x 78"
Acylic, oil, oil crayon, resin, charcoal on canvas
by Yvette Gellis

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