Flicker Yellow- Acrylic on Canvas.- Burton Kramer
Kramer has a very interesting background and has worked for various studios, but now he has his own. I decided to describe his art “Flicker Yellow” and see how far I could analyze it from my point of view. I wonder if my perspective is the same as my friends or not. Oh well, let me start out with my brief description.
It has a variety of colors and one single shape in different sizes. If you look closely at the picture the background is mustard yellow. It has the 25 identical purple squares all making a big square with spaces in between. There are also two sizes of pink squares in between and around the purple squares. We have four tiny blue squares in the middle of the painting. Last, we have two varieties of light blue squares surrounding all of the others.
This is a square painting and it only consists of squares in different colors and shapes. The colors used are described as the following:
Yellow symbolizes wisdom, joy and happiness.
Pink means relaxation, acceptance and contentment.
Purple is often used to remove obstacles.
Blue is defined by solitude and peace.
If you combine all of the meanings together it only brings up one phrase “Don’t worry be happy”. Be happy, relaxed, remove obstacles and it will give you peace. The first thought that came into my mind when I saw the painting was simple and calm. If you combine the description of the colors and my first impression it sort of comes along the same path.
This particular painting from Kramer does not have any shadows, which means the value of the painting is pure and clear. It does not have any lines only squares as I had mentioned before. This art is a 24 x 24 painting and smooth. At all times, I was describing the picture in a straight angle but either way you look at the painting it will always be the same since it had the same in both sides. It is a symmetrical painting also referred to as a mirror painting. There are repeats and everything in both sides is the same.
The colors and my interpretation matched accordingly. In life you will always have your ups and downs but the importance is to be happy and respect other this way you will always have peace in your life.