Friday, April 9, 2010

One piece of classic art "The Rivals"

If there was one painting that I keep thinking about; well, there probably are plenty; yet, this particular one is beautifully interesting. I think what makes it so unique is intense red color, considering that during the Munkacsy's era, there were no strong synthetic paint colors.

Perhaps they just did a great job framing this one as gold and red are way classic combination. There is simply something unusual about this painting; perhaps the tropical palm was not common in households, or the fact that there is a painting within a painting, or, perhaps figuring out who the rivals are.