fan (flashlight) by Charlotte Evans

fan(flashlight). Oil on Canvas. 18 H x 16 W x 1.3 in

In this painting by United States artist Charlotte Evans, a dark figure, seen only in outline, walks along a shoreline carrying a flashlight, the beam of which is differentially refracted into a rainbow of various colors. Tall, brightly colored, slender, vertical trees stand between the figure and the observer. Although the painting ostensibly depicts a three-dimensional space, that space lacks any real feeling of depth. Instead, the artist draws our attention to how the canvas has been divided up by the curve of the shoreline, and the vertical lines of the trees. However, our attention is drawn most immediately to the prismatic beam of light.

Charlotte Evans

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