Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Art and Beauty Tuesday
Today's Art and Beauty Tuesday is Hope of the Penetent by Ryan S. Brown. What first attracted me to this painting was the head covering (which, oddly enough I saw as a *head covering* , even before I noticed the candle she is holding.) Then I noticed the candle she is holding, or more accurately, offering.
The artist really does capture the hopeful pleading in her eyes. Her youthful innocence is symbolized by her white dress and shows in her face.
The fact that there is nothing shown other than the girl herself, leaves the setting up to the viewer.
The painting is full of beauty, innocence and mystery.