by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
Collection of the artist
11" x 8.5"
Copyright by the artist
THE HUMAN FORM
The human form has been a major theme of art since the
beginning of time. In Dancing Color I have attempted to
give a bit of movement to my figures, incorporating a
reference to dance, another of mankind's archetypical
Essentially one cannot make a value judgment on whether
a figure with movement vs. a static image is the better ideal
in a painting. The Futurist Movement was one that idealized
movement. However many a great masterpiece of painting
has been a work of sedate and contemplative charm.
Each work must be judged on it's own merits: composition
and color, etc.
A serene and contemplative image might provide inspiration
of a meditative sort. A figure full of movement might evoke
moods of joy. Each mode has it's merit.